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#1 GreatHorn

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:35 AM

I think I have a comparison photo here of all three scoters. Pretty darn sure I have White-winged top left and Black on the bottom, but is the last a Surf? I would say so because of the oval white patch at the base of the bill
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

Looks good for all 3 to me.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:14 PM

Yip, looks good for all three

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:11 PM

from top to bottom:
WW
Surf
Black

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:03 PM

from top to bottom:
WW
Surf
Black


The ordering in this picture is confusing. Which one is the top? Of the two birds further away, the one to the right looks closer, but is higher in the picture.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

Thanks for the replies - yeah that's why I referred to them as "top left" and "top right" to avoid confusion. I got a bunch of pictures of this flock but this was the closest I had all three species together in one photo!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:10 PM

i know i realized that when i was posting,the bird that is farther away is the WW and the bird right in front of that is the Surf, and then the very bottom bird is a Black

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

Nifty combo! One word:

SCORE!

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