Monday, 27 September 2010

Priorslee Lake - Common Scoter

A bit of a purple patch looming? The Black Tern still present on the fishing pool next to Venus Pool for the third day but no time (and no light) for photography. I was off to Priorslee lake where Andy had picked up a juvenile Common Scoter !

A second Shropshire Scoter this year for me following the Colemere drake. I've only ever seen juveniles well out to sea, nice to see one close up - this bird was striking with with pale buff fringes to the plumage giving it a 'streaky' appearance.

Apart from diving and not seeming to come up with much..... all I could come up with was a few different angles!

Given the light, decent record shots - hopefully the gloom will persist and help to down a wader or two in the next few days?