Common Scoter

An uncommon visitor to the reservoir. A Sea Duck that will seek shelter inland during harsh conditions.

Common Scoter - Kevin Harris 29th July 2007

03/08/75 - 9 birds

09/04/78 - Pair

11/07/81 - 2 females

12/04/86 - Pair

18/01/87 - 2 birds, inc. a male

28/04/95 - 2 males, for the one day only (DWH)

31/10/98 - Single male, for the one day only (DWH)

14/10/99 - Single bird. (Recorder unknown)

09/08/00 - Pair with the male only seen the following day (KGH)

03/08/04 - Single bird, female or juv (KGH)

29/07/07 - Single bird, female or juv (KGH)

15/10/10 - 2 females (DWH)

08/11/10 - Single bird, female or juv (KGH)