Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Scoter and Bittern

Had a look up north this afternoon. Cold and windy at Stag Rocks, but I did manage poor, distant views of the Black Scoter. The bird was in a flock of 40 Common Scoter and was constantly diving in a very choppy sea, giving it's self away when it's yellow bill caught the occasional burst of sun. Very little else here with just a few Eider and a fly-past drake Shoveler.

A call in at East Chevington on the way home paid off as a Bittern swam across the ride through the reeds just as I sat in the hide. The Slavonian and Black-necked Grebe were still showing and shared the same scope view at one point.


East Chevington north pool looking from the south hide

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