The Velvet Scoter, Chasewater

The velvet scoter is a black seaduck. It does not breed in the UK but visits the east coast during the winter, so when we heard that one had turned up on Chasewater reservoir in Staffordshire of course we went in search of it. We couldn’t have timed it better. We managed a glance through the scope and a record shot before it was unfortunately  disturbed by a speed boat on the lake.

velvet-scoter

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