sat home in the rain and wind all last week. Finally weather broke on Sunday. Went on a fishing trip on a local river. After launching headed up river and spooked about 3 dozen divers, ringers or broadbill. Three hours, and three pickerels, later returned down river and pushed up a dozen canvasbacks. With the cans was a larger darker bird. The drake common scoter flew right over the boat. Should have tried to hit him with a curly tail. Really nice to see the cans. Back to the scoter rig off the beach tomorrow.