|♪'One of these things is not like the others...'♪|
|Hum.. was Daffy a Common Scoter,|
or just another 'little black duck'
As incredible 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 Eggs Benedict with fresh Dungeness Crab at the Chart Room restaurant, by the Crescent City Harbor. Have always loved having breakfast at the Chart Room, binoculars at the ready, enjoying my coffee, while watching Sea Lions & waterfowl at play.
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 and a White-winged Scoter.
|Left to right, White-winged Scoter (jumbo sized species), Long-tailed Duck & Surf Scoter|
|GAK! We're looking for what again...?|
|TADA! The much sought, miraculous to behold, |
Common Scoter, in all its majesty