Common Scoter Melanitta nigra
Little Marlow Gravel Pit - 10th November 2007
Photo copyright Jim Rose
This group of female Common Scoters were found by Alan Stevens early afternoon. They were present until dusk at least.
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Calvert Sailing Lake - 17th September 2006
Photo copyright Tim Watts
This individual was present for two days from 17th.
Photos copyright Tim Watts
This flock of 28 Common Scoter were found mid-afternoon and remained until late evening. Unfortunately they were not present the following morning. Eight Common Scoter were also present at Willen Lake on the previous day with two remaining until 1st April. This coincides with a movement of this species through the midlands about this time.
Photo copyright Rob Andrews
This pair of Common Scoters was found at Calvert Lake. During the next day or so several other sightings of this species were made at sites in and around Buckinghamshire. There clearly was a movement of birds across the country, with some stopping off for a while.
Video still courtesy of Dave Ferguson
This female was found on 30th and was only present for two days. Common Scoter are recorded most years in the county, usually in the north of the county and in the periods April-May or Oct-Nov.
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