At around 10:00a.m. on November 14, 2008 Meaghan Conway, Reverend Art Schaub, and I stopped by the Benson Sewage Ponds before heading to the Chiricahuas for the weekend. Here are 2 pictures of the SURF SCOTER we found swimming near the edge of the northern of the 2 ponds. It was only noticed on our second time checking the pond and insisted on sticking to the eastern edge near the weeds. According to the TAS "Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona," Surf Scoter is a casual transient (mainly in late fall).
Adventure Birding Company
camera: Konica Minolta Dimage Z5