common scoter

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a variety of scoter

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The bay is known for being home to thousands of common scoters and hundreds of red-throated diver birds each winter.
The pair had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to taking 21 common scoter eggs, eight red breasted merganser eggs and having equipment for illegally collecting birds eggs including a boat, tent and two rucksacks.
In good light, the colours gleam - certainly when compared to the plain black of the Common Scoter with its smaller yellow bill.
Common scoters winter in British waters before returning to Scandinavia to breed.
COMMON SCOTER sea ducks came in droves to Carmarthen Bay this winter - smashing previous records.
Other key sites in Wales include Carmarthen Bay and the Burry Inlet, which between them have internationally important numbers of six species - common scoter, sanderling, pintail, oystercatcher, knot and black-tailed godwit.
A report published today warns that if global warming continues at the current rate, the common scoter and song thrush will decline in Wales and the rare black grouse could become extinct in 20 years.
The oil that drifted into Carmarthen Bay is known to have killed at least 3,500 of the common scoter but the report suggests numbers recovered to pre-spill level within three years.
Conwy also hosted a male common scoter for the Easter weekend and a pair of little ringed plovers, which were mating on Monday.
But Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Cymru's conservation officer, Mike Webb, warned that the populations of red-throated diver and common scoter in the area would have to be carefully monitored to ensure they do not decline following the switch-on.
A male Surf Scoter and a couple of Velvet Scoters were among the Common Scoter flock already building off Llanddulas for the winter.
Off-shore, several thousand common scoter were in a huge "raft", which included redthroated diver, great-crested grebes, and a small group of greater scaup.
Off-shore common scoter, shoveler and wigeon were more evident on the coast, having fled bad weather and frozen fresh water.
Up to 10,000 Common Scoter were seen there last winter - one of the best on record in terms of numbers.