Black Scoter (Melanitta americana)

Above and below four: A pair of Black Scoters at Black Walnut Point, Talbot Co., Maryland (8/22/2006).
A sight much more common in this area in winter.

Below: A drake Black Scoter resting on the shoreline at North Beach, Calvert Co., Maryland (9/14/2007). This is an unusual sight at any time of year in this area, let alone in September.

Below: The bird in the foreground is a drake Black Scoter, and the farther bird is a hen Greater Scaup. Photographed at North Beach, Calvert Co., Maryland (11/5/2005).

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