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Re: Long Tailed Duck, Silver Strand

Re: Long Tailed Duck, Silver Strand
By {authorlink} – 11:52 pm

After an extensive photo review, it appears the female Black Scoter was just a convincing Surf. There’s probably a Black Scoter somewhere amongst the hundreds of Surfs off Silver Strand right now, though. I didn’t make it too far south of Coronado Cays Blvd.; the rare scoters hung out about a half mile south of there last winter.

The Long-tailed Duck however is real, and looks to be a basic plumage male, albeit missing the namesake long tail.

Nick Thorpe
University Heights