Photo: Sounds like a duck

Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006

A surf scoter flies Monday just over the surface of Gastineau Channel near Douglas. Hundreds of scoters are in the area right now. The diving sea ducks that winter in Juneau fly north as far as the Arctic Circle; the ones in Juneau for the summer come from areas such as British Columbia. The bird's wings make a distinctive whistling sound as it flies.

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