Surf Scoter

Surf Scoter

Surf Scoter feeds in relatively shallow ocean areas close to shore where the waves are just beginning to break - the surf line - hence his name. He loves to dive through a cresting wave. Although he does eat small fish, much of his diet is composed of mollusks; crustaceans; aquatic insects; and green plant matter. If you look closely, you will be able to distinguish Surf Scoter with the naked eye, but a good pair of binoculars would be very useful.

Jimmy Durante had nothing on Surf Scoter!

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