It had a slim white flash on wing. Orange bill and signs of a white bottom.It was accompanied by a hen of similar appearance and three chicks. I only saw them in the water through a telescope at a distance of about 300 metres.
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It sounds like a white winged scoter. Though I am not sure if it has a white bottom and they sometimes have a white marking near the eye
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Lois Ryan (LoisRyan13903) 17 months ago
Thanks for the fan mail. I grew up with a lot of ducks in a park by where I lived
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