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RobinHood

Scoter IDs

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South Georgian Bay (Lake Huron) today.

Background - we have had all three Scoters hanging around for a couple of weeks or so but I am fairly sure they have all been females.

Is this possibly a male White-winged in the first two images?

Third image - all the White Winged Scoters I have seen previously (not saying much) have the rear white patch behind the eye. This one appears to be over the eye with a patch on the bill, still a White-winged?

All input very much appreciated.

 

White-winged Scoter m 1 HVT-753002.jpg

White-winged Scoter m 2 HVT-753012.jpg

Scoters HVT-753000.jpg

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Just checked recent sightings in more detail and I think the bird on the left in the last image may be an immature male?

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Haven't seen many White-winged Scoters since I moved out of Massachusetts in 2015 😞 so I am pretty rusty. 

Regarding the 3rd photo those are both White-winged Scoters. Not sure of the age/gender though.

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