Date: 10/30/17 2:19 pm From: Natalie Rekittke <natrekittke...> Subject: Possible white-winged scorers at Riverlands
Yesterday I was trying out my brand new scope at Riverlands, and I saw 3 possible female white-winged scoters out in Ellis Bay, viewed from the pavilion turn-off past the visitors center. They were all dark, with a white spot on the auriculars and another white spot in the lores area by the bill. I also caught a glimpse of white on the side in the secondaries area a couple of times when they moved. Otherwise, no white was evident on the sides when they were just floating. They never flew. They were floating around other ducks I wasn’t able to identify, but a male hooded merganser was among them. If anyone sees the ducks that fit my description and are able to either confirm my ID or correct it, that would be great.