1st summer male- Varanger!!!
Just over a month ago I was envisioning the guys in Vardø, – they should get Stejneger’s Scoter. Early this morning only 15 minutes north of Vardø, at Persfjordena, Varanger a first summer male ‘White-winged type’ Scoter was found by birder, Tor Olsen and some other guys.
I think they are still discussing the ID in terms of is it deglandi/ stejnegeri. To me in the photos it looks a straightforward Stejneger’s Scoter. Tormod says there is pale at bill tip and age look like a 1st summer (2nd cal yr) male. Great comparison with the Aberdeen White-winged Scoter.