The Backshore Bird Blog

Winter is Coming

Photo credit: Arcos de la Frontera; Cádiz, España, 2015-12-08 Winter is Coming The warblers, except for an occasional yellow-rump, have left Peaks. Ditto the Red-wing Blackbirds and the Tree Swallows. With the advance of the seasons, to see our winter visitors, turn your birding attention to the sea. Off the Backshore, joining our year-round resident Common Eiders, the scoters will arrive. White-winged Scoters are the largest of the three; Black Scoters, the smallest. You will see a smattering of the former, and often large flocks of the latter. Look first for the industrial-strength bill, used for crushing clams and crustaceans. The White-winged Scoter will show a streak of white at the

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