Rhode Island Coastal Birds, late November

The highlight for me was seeing male harlequin ducks, which I had never before seen in the wild. But I also enjoyed seeing common eiders (North America’s largest duck), sanderlings, buffleheads, common and red-throated loons, mergansers, three types of scoter and a solo northern gannet in the distance.

Male harlequin ducks

Female harlequin duck eating what looks to be a small crab

Male common eider



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