Saturday, January 7, 2012

Surf Scoter

A Surf Scoter from my trip to Seal Rock on Dec 31.
These birds have the craziest beaks. Not only in shape, but in color. It would be fascinating to be able to trace its evolutionary path through history to see what circumstances brought about such a formation.
There were two males and a female swimming on the ocean side of the volcanic rocks that protrude out of the sand on the beach at Seal Rock. It was great fun to watch them as they dodged the rocks as the frothy waves smashed into the rocks, dragging them in closer.

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