Bald Eagle State Park – Black Scoters

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, General News and Info, Migration, Rarities3 Comments

This morning, Drew Weber and I birded BESP in the rain/snow and were able to find some great birds including 6 Black Scoters, 2 Surf Scoters, and a lone Brant among a lot of other waterfowl. These were the first Black Scoters reported so far this fall in Centre County and our second Brant of the year. Weather conditions made it very difficult to photograph anything, but below is a photo of the two Black Scoters that we saw at Hunter’s Run Boat Launch. Here is a link to our full checklist from this morning.

Black Scoters at BESP (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Belted Kingfisher (juvenile female) breaking the law (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)