American White-winged Scoter in Japan

Amoung the Stejneger’s

A great find yesterday by David Cooper. He emailed to say he had found an adult male American White-winged Scoter in a harbour in eastern Hokkaido, Japan. Seems to be the first for this part of the world, with the only other records of ‘deglandi’ from the Kommander Islands. Great scoop and likely to see a few Japanese twitchers along to see it today. More here

all photos Ad male American White-winged Scoter, Hokkaido, Japan, 26th February 2012, copyright David Cooper.

and David’s original target- a young male Stejneger’s Scoter, same day, same place

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