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A White-winged Scoter -The Ugliest Bird in North America ;)

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Comments (11)

Norrel on February 13, 2010

LOLOL! What have you done to this poor bird, Bitsy?

Bits-n-Pieces on February 14, 2010

Ahh, all I did was photograph him, Norrel! Mother Nature gave him that face!

Steve Paxton on February 14, 2010

man that is one unattractive face even on the big view. steve

diannemcd on February 14, 2010

He sure isnt the best looking guy on the block.

Bits-n-Pieces on February 15, 2010

LOL, Steve and Dianne - maybe boxers reincarnate as White-winged Scoters! (But the title is teasing Liam for saying that Common Goldeneyes are in his opinion the ugliest. I don't agree at all!

Marbiz on February 15, 2010

I am sure his mother loves him anyways!

Pining ForThe Fjords on February 15, 2010

Well, it's a nice picture anyways, even if he is really ugly. I have one new one if you don't mind taking a look.

Bits-n-Pieces on February 16, 2010

I bet she does, M - and his girlfriend does, too. It's just those gulls so envious of his looks, lol.

Thanks Piney! You been getting into trouble at the Olympics, huh?

Itallica on February 17, 2010

The water is pretty.

Liam Wolff on February 17, 2010

What a dang good shot of a dang ugly bird!

Bits-n-Pieces on February 18, 2010

The water thanks you Tery:)

Thanks Liam! I've found a few spots where they hang out close in to shore, allowing for some close-up shots. Might have been better not to have gotten too close-up, though!

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  • Uploaded on February 13, 2010
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    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.657
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash