Saturday, 24 December 2016

LT Duck and Slav Grebe

The 1st winter drake Long-tailed Duck was still reasonably close in from Coppet Hall this afternoon. Lots of birds offshore, including small numbers of Common Scoter (30+), 3 Guillemots (oddly all in summer plumage), 4 GC Grebes, 8 RB Mergansers (5M+ 3F) and a roost of c100 Kittiwakes. A great surprise, although distant was a smart Slavonian Grebe, loosely associating with one of the GC Grebes offshore!