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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Velvet Scoter off Crymlyn Burrows Beach

A couple of record shots of the f/imm Velvet Scoter this afternoon. It was loosely associating with 3(2m) Common Scoter. The shown freeze frame shots from the video I took of it, just about illustrate some key features.


Anonymous said...

Mark from your photgraphs, it looks like you were a lot closer to the birds than me,when i was viewing from swansea docks sea wall.
Rob jones

Mark Hipkin said...

Certainly Rob. The telescope was zoomed to 50x and the photo is heavily cropped but I suspect you were about 2km or more from tHe bird and I was less than 1km. If the 2 male Commons are the ones from yesterday, and its likely that they are, then hopefully they'll stick around for a while along with the Velvet.