Monday, 14 May 2012

A Common Scoter at Brockholes Wetlands, Lancashire

May 12, 2012:
A Common Scoter which arrived on No.2 pool yesterday appears to be the first record for the site. It was a rather wary bird, keeping its distance from anyone approaching, but spent much of the time diving with periods of 45 seconds or more under water. An almost mature drake, the yellow marking on its bill could be clearly seen from quite a distance.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Michael,
    You have always beautifull pictures from interesting birds. We are regular visitors of yoyr site.
    Many greetings from Holland.
    André and Muriel.