Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Staines Common Scoters

Despite the thousands of Common Scoters being picked up by nocmiggers going overland I still haven't been able to pick up one at night. 

However did manage to intercept some of the birds that have been found on inland water bodies during this influx by stopping off at Staines on the way back from Oxfordshire yesterday.

There were 12 birds in total, 10 on the South and 2 on the North basin with six males and six females. Also had 3 Little Gulls (a first-winter, second-winter and an adult), 2 Common Tern, 4 Black-necked Grebe, a male Goldeneye and what looked like an Arctic Tern also. 

 Common Scoters 
 Black-necked Grebes 
Looks like an Arctic Tern but was extremely distant 

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