|♪'One of these things is not like the others...'♪|
|Another 'little black duck'|
As incredibly good luck would have it, Don decided to take off a day early, so we headed north on Thursday. Early Friday morning found us enjoying a delish breakfast of Crab eggs Benedict at the Chart Room restaurant, located on next to the Crescent City Harbor. Have always loved having breakfast in the Chart Room, binoculars at the ready so I can watch the Sea Lions & waterfowl at play, over my coffee.
Right after breakfast we moved further along the same jetty, where literally b'jillions of Surf Scoters - an American species of Scoter - flocked. There were the occasional surprise among them, such as the little female Long-tailed duck (photo up top), and a White-winged Scoter (below).
|Left to right, White-winged Scoter (jumbo sized species), Long-tailed Duck & Surf Scoter|
|GAK! We're looking for which one again...?|
|TADA! The much sought, miraculous to behold, |
Common Scoter, in all its majesty