Dec 302012

This may well prove to be my last post for 2012 – What better way to end the year than to observe, at close quarters, a bird that is usually viewed miles out at sea with other seaduck. Velvet Scoter are not often seen inland but this winter a small number have found their way onto a few land-locked waters, including this immature female that has been at Swithland Reservoir in Leicestershire for a number of weeks. Very confiding if one is prepared to wait and put some time in.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the birders and moth-ers that visit my site, a happy new year and many thanks for taking time out to view Simplybirdsandmoths.. My British Bird year list looks like finishing on 247.

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