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Scoter?

Postby CSUfan237 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:20 pm

Check it out I got me a White Wing Scoter here in Colorado today.

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Re: Scoter?

Postby NVduck » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:13 am

I would say you're right. Of coarse I havnt seen many of them. That bird was REALY lost!
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Re: Scoter?

Postby Duck Collector » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:49 pm

NVduck wrote:I would say you're right. Of coarse I havnt seen many of them. That bird was REALY lost!

Uhhhh...please correct me if im wrong but i think those are from like the New York/New Jersey area?
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Re: Scoter?

Postby flight control » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:17 am

Yup, ww scoter
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Re: Scoter?

Postby CSUfan237 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:33 pm

I know right! everyone here in CO is shocked. We got it on a small pond in NE Colorado. A pair came in and we got this one and a guy we were hunting with got the other.
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Re: Scoter?

Postby TROB » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:56 pm

pretty good sized bird. nice little surprise :grooving:
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Re: Scoter?

Postby waterfowler9 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:54 pm

looks more like a ruddy duck to me due to the tail feathers.
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Re: Scoter?

Postby flight control » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:16 am

I find the ww scoter to be the most likely of the scoters to show up in weird places. I live on the east coast so its normal to see them but I have shot some in the headwaters of a river and seen them on some lakes pretty far in the woods.
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Re: Scoter?

Postby ScaupHunter » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:30 pm

The west coast has all three types of scoters. Colorado is a long ways off course.
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Re: Scoter?

Postby CSUfan237 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:10 pm

I got it on a small pond in NE CO. I dont know how it got there but chit I'm getting it put on the wall. I'll prolly never get another sea duck.
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Re: Scoter?

Postby Dbishop311 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:08 am

We killed two in southern Indiana last weekend. These two were lost also. Didnt know if the hurricane blew them inland. Its very rare do you see them inland. Might be a once in a lifetime thing.
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Re: Scoter?

Postby apexhunter » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:16 am

waterfowler9 wrote:looks more like a ruddy duck to me due to the tail feathers.


It has the wrong coloration and bill shape to be a ruddy...it is definitely a scoter as their tail feathers are stiff but shorter than those of a ruddy. And it is a helluva lot larger than a typical ruddy hen.
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Re: Scoter?

Postby sherlockbonez » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:05 am

I asked the same question on the diver forum as I shot my first on Monday. I got mine in Ontario, about 10 hours drive away NYC, I think the storm got that bird all turned around.
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Re: Scoter?

Postby ncbufflehead » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:26 am

white wings are the most likely seaduck to end up in odd places because they breed so far inland
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Re: Scoter?

Postby Nathan N » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:25 pm

I saw pictures of a pair of white wing scoters that were shot up at Lake Okoboji in Iowa this past weekend. Everyone on that forum figured that Sandy scattered them over here. I know nothing about sea ducks and their breeding grounds/habitat
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Re: Scoter?

Postby CSUfan237 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:11 pm

I know its 100% a Whit Wing Scoter because we got a ruddy duck last weekend and there a lot smaller in size and a ruddy duck hen dont have a whit patch on the head. I'm getting it put on the wall because I dont think this will happen again. I was woundering if it would be good eats?

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Re: Scoter?

Postby Duck Collector » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:24 pm

CSUfan237 wrote:I know its 100% a Whit Wing Scoter because we got a ruddy duck last weekend and there a lot smaller in size and a ruddy duck hen dont have a whit patch on the head. I'm getting it put on the wall because I dont think this will happen again. I was woundering if it would be good eats?

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I can't even tell it's been shot! Real clean looking bird, deff. would be a mounter. So rare and clean shot.
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Re: Scoter?

Postby brian tierno » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:48 pm

looks like a juv hen still summer plumage but an odd ball bird for your area , i hunt them on the east coast by montauk ny and we get big numbershere when its colder after thanksgiving, i would call the tax man on that one
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Re: Scoter?

Postby CSUfan237 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:08 pm

The odd thing is it came into our dekes and we both shot and my brother hit it on his second shot and it flew off and we were reloading thinking we just missed and my brother was watching it and it came back into our dekes and crashed landed hard in the water and died. There was only 1 shot right into her breast that was bleeding but that is all that hit her was 1 shot. We putting it on the wall for sure. :biggrin:

How can you tell its a juvi? :huh:
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Re: Scoter?

Postby wanapasaki » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:30 pm

Lol definitely not a ruddy
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Scoter?

Postby mike_b » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:44 pm

Yeah. Not a ruddy. Hen scoter.
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