1. English and Scientific names: White-winged Scoter

2. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate plumage): 1 male

3. Locality: Parish:   _EBR___________________________________________

   Specific Locality: __Baton Rouge, Pennington Biomedical Research Center________

4. Date(s) when observed: 4 Feb 2014

5. Time(s) of day when observed: ca. 1:40 PM

6. Reporting observer and address: Van Remsen, LSUMNS

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): Winston Caillouet, Kimberly Lanka, Michael Plauche

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s):

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): overcast

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): 20X scope

11. Distance to bird(s): hundreds of yards

12. Duration of observation: 15 minutes

13. Habitat: artificial lake

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation):

15. Description (include only what was actually seen, not what "should" have been seen; include if possible: total length/relative size compared to other familiar species, body bulk, shape, proportions, bill, eye, leg, and plumage characteristics. Stress features that separate it from similar species): see photos

16. Voice: silent

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): white face marking, bill shape and pattern, and white wing patches eliminate other male scoters

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?):

19. Previous experience with this species:

20. Identification aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in identification):

a. at time of observation:

b. after observation:

21. This description is written from: _____ notes made during the observation (_____notes attached?);_____notes made after the observation (date:_____); _____memory.

22. Are you positive of your identification if not, explain: Yes

23. Date:___5 Feb. 2014___Time:_______

24. May the LBRC have permission to display this report or
portions of this report on its website? ___YES_____________________

If yes, may we include your name with the report? ___YES_______________


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