Adult drake, Newport Pier, Orange Co., 2-06. © John  C. Avise.

Surf Scoter

Melanitta perspicillata

Anseriformes; Anatidae

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Adult drake, Huntington Pier, Orange Co., 2-07. © John  C. Avise.

Adult drake, Newport Pier, Orange Co., 2-07. © John  C. Avise.

Adult hen, Huntington Pier, Orange Co., 2-07. © John  C. Avise.

Immature drake, Newport Pier, Orange Co., 2-07. © John  C. Avise.

Juvenile, Bolsa Chica, Orange Co., 3-07. © John  C. Avise.

Juvenile, Bolsa Chica, Orange Co., 3-07. © John  C. Avise.

Adult hen, Huntington Pier, Orange Co., 2-07. © John  C. Avise.

Group, Newport Pier, Orange Co., 2-06. © John  C. Avise.

Group, Newport Pier, Orange Co., 2-06. © John  C. Avise.