Friday, January 21, 2011
White winged Scoter and a few other goodies at Lake St Clair
Upon arriving at the Kayak Cove park I noticed a dark black scooter. I was quite sure it was a lifer, and upon referencing my trusty field guide... White Winged Scoter (lifer #222 )! It was so cold out today... it was ridiculous. My goose bumps had goose bumps. I was probably only out there for 40 minutes.
This photo has several Bald Eagles just to the left of the middle of this photo. I think I'm counting about 6-8 'lumps'. Pretty cool! I hope they stick around when I get my Kayak back in the water.
I still haven't yet seen a Long tailed duck. I think it might be my nemesis bird! This duck eludes me!
Overall, a pretty good post-work birding trip. I met up with a new blog reader (Kelly) who kindly brought her scope. I think I'm convinced that I'm going to buy one. I'm thinking about this one. Any thoughts on buying scopes? Are the specs on this one decent?