White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca )
Most White-winged Scoters winter on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts but a few spend the cold months on the great Lakes, a trend that seems to be increasing due to the recent invasion here of zebra mussels. They dive to eat mollusks, small fish, crustaceans, aquatic insects and - in summer - pondweeds.
White-winged scoters breed in northwestern Canada and Alaska
Diving for dinnerI am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE