|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The white-winged scoter is the largest of the three scoters. Adult males are 53–58 cm (21– 23 in.) long and weigh 1,360–1,780 grams (3–4 lbs); adult females are slightly smaller. They are distinguished from other scoters by the all-white patch (speculum) on the secondary feathers of their wings, which is obvious in flight and sometimes visible at rest.|
Adult males are entirely blackish with a small white, teardrop-shaped patch around its eye. Its orange bill has a black hump at the base and is somewhat wedge-shaped. Females and juveniles of both sexes are dark brownish with paler bellies; females and juveniles have a dark bill and variable amounts of white on their head that can appear as spots.
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This isn't a duck we see often. You have really nice focus, some nice colors of the beack and body. Nice eye contact. The wave action behind the duck is pretty cool to. Well done.