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"Black Scoter"
Black Scoter:    The Black Scoter was first identified and named the "American Scoter" by William Swainson in the mid-1800s. The Black Scoter is known as "Velvet Scoter" in the U.K.

 
February ... Seaside Cove and Haystack Rock, Oregon ...

Image, 2012, Seaside, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2012, Haystack Rock, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Black Scoter, female (left) and male (right). Gray and overcast but no rain. Left image from Seaside Cove and right image from Haystack Rock, Oregon. Image taken February 9, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
Image, 2012, Haystack Rock, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Black Scoters, Haystack Rock, Pacific Ocean, Oregon. Gray and overcast but no rain. Image taken February 9, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


March ... Columbia River at Megler, Washington ...

Image, 2012, Columbia River, Washington, click to enlarge
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Black Scoter, male, Columbia River at Megler, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2012, Columbia River, Washington, click to enlarge
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Black Scoter, male, with Surf Scoters, Columbia River at Megler, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


November ... Columbia River at Hayden Island, Oregon ...

Image, 2014, Columbia River at Hayden Island, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2014, Columbia River at Hayden Island, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Black Scoter, male (left) and female (right), Columbia River at Hayden Island, Oregon. Overcast morning with late sun break. Image taken November 7, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


November ... Bonneville Dam, Washington side ...

Image, 2010, Bonneville Dam, Washington side, click to enlarge
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Black Scoter, juvenile, above Bonneville Dam, Washington side. Day heavy overcast but no rain. Two Western Grebes are behind. Image enlarged 150%. Image taken November 10, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.



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