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Monday, 23 November 2015

Surf Scoter...a first for Somerset!

Long predicted and long awaited, this young Surf Scoter appeared off Blue Anchor in North Somerset about a week ago. Dave Helliar managed to get some very reasonable shots of it last Monday and I'm hoping it hangs around so that I can get up there to see it too. Still present until yesterday at least:

Juvenile Surf Scoter, Blue Anchor: Dave Helliar
Juvenile Surf Scoter, Blue Anchor: Dave Helliar
Juvenile Surf Scoter, Blue Anchor: Dave Helliar
Juvenile Surf Scoter, Blue Anchor: Dave Helliar
Up until a couple of days ago the weather had been unseasonably mild too. Locally Dave found a Painted Lady still on the wing as well as a few good birds.

Painted Lady - tatty but still on the wing: D.Helliar
Med Gull: D. Helliar
Lesser Redpoll: Dave Helliar
Lesser Redpoll: Dave Helliar
Mandarin Ducks: Dave Helliar
Pair of Mandarins: Dave Helliar
Thanks to Dave for sharing his photos from the last week.

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