Surf Scoter

I had news of a surf scoter at Filey Brigg this morning and I have to say they are one of my favorite ducks and the fact that it was a male soon had me on the way.

I called in quickly at Flamborough hoping for a quick look at the reported white fronted goose but no luck there.

Arriving at the Country Park at Filey, the tell tale sign of birders looking intently down into the bay told me it was still there.

I made my way down the cliff as it was swimming by on its way to the brig proper.

It stayed in the lee of the brig all the time I was there and never came really close (but closer than the one in the Summer of 2013).

The light wasn't great but I was happy with these shots plus the seals were a welcome distraction.

All in all not a bad day could be tempted again tomorrow.

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