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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Common Scoter for Ogden

                        Adult male Common Scoter







Out this afternoon giving Lynda some therapy in the way of shopping when a call came from Keith Moir telling me of a Common Scoter on Leeshaw reservoir. Now this put some urgency in the shopping trip with a plan to get over there at tea time with a hope of seeing it.
Shortly afterwards a text came from birder blog watchers Angela and Gary telling me of a Common Scoter on Ogden.
Luckily Lynda had got what she wanted so it was home then on to Ogden with a fall back plan that if the bird had left I,d shoot over to Leeshaw.
Luckily the Ogden bird was still there but, as always with Scoters was right in the centre of the water making any decent pics an impossibility.
Thanks to KM for the call and well spotted and thanks for the text to Angela and Gary, shame I missed you.
This could be the same bird from Leeshaw or we have 2 Scoters in the area.
Started the week with a Great Northern Diver and finished on a Common Scoter, who said local birding is boring.
BS

4 comments:

Danny said...

Well done with the Scoter Brian another great local bird.

Danny said...

We paid a quick visit to Leeshaw this evening & the Scoter was still there, we quickly followed on to Ogden where the second Scoter was still present.We met BV up at Leeshaw who let us see the Scooter through his scope & also we got a glimpse of another bird he pointed out which was an unexpected bonus.

Birdnut said...

Tks for the msg, I don't think we've had Common Scoter here before since the 14-1/2 years I've been here. I'll have a crack at it in the morning.

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks for that info Danny.

Its a site tick for me Nigel