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White-winged patch on water birds

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We were in Yellowstone on January 18th in Lamar Valley and saw these birds on the water. White-winged Scoter?  They do not have the bump on the beak but some of the descriptions said the female may not have the bump. Similar birds were seen with a group of Golden-eye later. Can I get some feedback on this bird please? They are not the greatest photos but I can see the eye is a lighter color and one has yellow at the tip of the beak.

Thank you. Kathy

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1 hour ago, Kathylee said:

It this the winter version and or female?

The first photo is of a female Common Goldeneye.

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