Scoter caught in fishing line, Crab Cove

Megan Jankowski

Saturday: There is a surf scoter with fishing line around its left wing, which appears to have taken most of its primaries off. It is sticking pretty close to the end of the spit at McKay where people fish, but still firmly in the water. Might be reachable with a small kayak or if it floats close enough to the shore. If you’re birding this area this weekend, please be on the lookout. 

Megan Jankowski, Oakland

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