Saturday, 7 July 2012

Common Scoter.

A Red Kite that flew over Thornton towards the west on 27th June.
A Trout leaps for joy at the arrival of 16 Common Scoter during the heavy rain of the 6th July.
This photo shows 16 birds, with just 2 females. Common Scoter breed on the high lands of Scandinavia. The groups that we see at this time of year tend to be mainly males ,as the females are with young. It seems that some take a route from the Wash to the Severn. This group beats the 13 I had at Thornton on June 8th 2002. They had gone the next day. Well done Dave for finding them.

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