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A Few More Birds from Dunkirk Harbor

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White-winged Scoter

By: Pat Coate

The pictures in this post were taken at Dunkirk Harbor this past winter.

In our area, the white-winged scoter winters on Lakes Ontario and Erie. It is becoming a bit more common due to the invasion of the zebra mussels, as mussels (and clams) seem to be one of its favorite foods.

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Iceland Gull, first winter

Another winter visitor.

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Iceland Gull with Ring-billed Gull (right) and Herring Gull, winter adult (left)

This photo provides a nice size comparison of the Iceland Gull to the more common ring-billed and herring gulls. Per the field guides, the herring is largest at 25 inches, then the Iceland at 22 inches, followed by the ring-billed at 17.5 inches.

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Hey, she’s taking our picture…1,2,3 duck!


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2 responses

  1. Great shots Tom !!

    17 April 2014 at 10:01 pm

  2. Frank Voelker

    yo where are you?

    28 September 2014 at 12:07 pm

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