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C.V.C.C. gallery - Scoters, Long-tails and Mergs

The photos of the Scoters were taken at Goose Spit on warm, sunny days. I had to disturb the birds to get down on the shore in position to take these photos, but the birds soon came back, only moving out again when someone else came along. Each time a bird came up with a clam it would swish it around in the water before swallowing it whole. This is probably in an effort to wash any sand off of the clam.

The Long-tailed Ducks and Red-breasted Mergansers were photographed at Deep Bay.
Surf Scoter 18a.jpg
Surf Scoter 18a.jpg
Surf Scoter 19a.jpg
Surf Scoter 19a.jpg
Surf Scoter 14b.jpg
Surf Scoter 14b.jpg
Surf Scoter female 1a.jpg
Surf Scoter female 1a.jpg
Surf Scoter diving 1a.jpg
Surf Scoter diving 1a.jpg
Surf Scoter washing clam 3c.jpg
Surf Scoter washing clam 3c.jpg
Surf Scoter washing clam 1c.jpg
Surf Scoter washing clam 1c.jpg
Surf Scoter washing clam 2c.jpg
Surf Scoter washing clam 2c.jpg
Surf Scoter with clam 2a.jpg
Surf Scoter with clam 2a.jpg
Surf Scoter with clam 1a.jpg
Surf Scoter with clam 1a.jpg
White-winged Scoter pair 2a.jpg
White-winged Scoter pair 2a.jpg
White-winged Scoter 8b.jpg
White-winged Scoter 8b.jpg
Long-tailed Duck 14d.jpg
Long-tailed Duck 14d.jpg
Long-tailed Duck in flight 2c.jpg
Long-tailed Duck in flight 2c.jpg
Red-breasted Merganser 6c.jpg
Red-breasted Merganser 6c.jpg
Red-breasted Merganser pair 3b.jpg
Red-breasted Merganser pair 3b.jpg