This ocean loving duck made a landing on Blackie Spit in Surrey. I have never seen a Scoter on land and they usually are very social. This bird may have not been feeling well so hauled out. I couldn't find anything wrong with the bird so sat an watched him preen for a bit and then happily take off towards the middle of the Bay. On some of the pre-flight warm-up I was lucky enough to catch both wing bars. I always marvel at Scoters ability to eat the shellfish shell and all, digesting the shells in lest than a couple hours.