Burden Lake Birds - White Wing Scoter

Brian Smith

Took a cold paddle around Burden Lake in the late afternoon.

Several wood ducks, ring billed gulls, yellow rumped warblers.

Saw first group I've seen of bufflehead this season, there was a group of around 7.

Also had a single white winged scoter. Went in for decent looks and got within twenty yards or so. Think this one was female. White wing was apparent. Had white on face/neck behind the eye. 

Brian Smith
Averill Park


Cathy Graichen and I also had a single white-winged scoter on Round Lake yesterday early afternoon.

gregg recer
malta NY