It's been a while since I'd seen a Scaup at VP (a drake on 6th Feb 2006) and virtually four years to the day, a cracking adult female turns up!
Record shots were sadly the order of the day as it favoured the far bank directly opposite the main hide, occasionally disappearing behind the willows on the island.
Even a distant wingflap!
The run of good local Winter birds continues - what's next??