Seen recently: A small black diving duck, on a pond in Somerset

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    Clive Palmerposted 20 months ago

    Seen recently: A small black diving duck,  on a pond in Somerset

    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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    LoisRyan13903posted 20 months ago

    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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      LoisRyan13903posted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the fan mail.  I grew up with a lot of ducks in a park by where I lived

 
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