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Surf Scoter Up Close | by goingslo
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Surf Scoter Up Close

Kayaking on Morro Bay allows close looks at these knobby-billed Surf Scoters but it is difficult to get THIS close as the birds will dive upon being approached. If you volunteer at a wildlife rehabilitation center as I do, you have a greater opportunity for shots like this. This male is in a large tub of water recuperating and awaiting release back into the wild.

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Uploaded on April 1, 2008