Black Scoter, Melanitta americana
The male Black Scoter, with its all black body and bright yellow
knob on the bill, is one of the most spectacular of seagoing ducks.
I'd never been able to get pictures of them, so when I had to settle
for these very distant shots of a pair off Sharp Park Beach in
Pacifica, I decided to use them for this new page, and hope for a
closer view and better photo in the future.