The scoter flies well and rapidly, and is not unfrequently seen in the air, especially when in flocks.
The usual note of the scoter is a harsh kurr, modulated into a more 204 musical sound by the drake during the pairing season.
This scoter is a late breeder, its eggs not being laid before the end of June, or even early in July.
John shot a fine male of the scoter Duck, which is scarce here.
The Black scoter makes but a poor figure on aristocratic tables.
HE specimen we give of the American scoter is one of unusual rarity and beauty of plumage.
The coming of the scoter brought flush times, and in hard weather our takes were tremendous.
This scoter is an American species and is only an accidental visitor to European coasts.
It closely resembles the American scoter, of which it is probably a variety.
The American scoter is entirely black without markings; base of bill yellow and orange.