BLACK SCOTERS / Macreuse noire (Melanitta americana) at Shediac, New Brunswick, April 2014

A slide show and audio of Black Scoters (Melanitta americana) calling and displaying in Shediac Bay, New Brunswick, while on spring migration to their breeding areas in Labrador, Quebec and n. Ontario.

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Comment by Joanne Savage on April 21, 2014 at 8:03pm

The calls of Black Scoter signify Spring for me as well Stu.... so soft and plaintive but still that call carries.

Comment by Stuart Tingley on April 21, 2014 at 8:00pm

Thanks, Joanne and Jimmy. The whistling of Black Scoters, whether coming from birds resting along our coasts or from high overhead at night, has always been a big part of spring for me!

Comment by Jimmy Dee on April 21, 2014 at 1:36pm

Awesome shots in your slideshow Stuart! I've never been close enough to hear them. Well done!

Comment by Joanne Savage on April 21, 2014 at 12:48pm

Fantastic slide show!! Having the audio is great as the call of Black Scoter is one not heard by a lot of folks. Thank you for sharing, Stu.

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