The bird a last years female was migrating overland and heading to quiet breeding grounds. The reason for her coming down in such an unlikely spot will never be known.
She spent a few hours here bobbing on the swan pond.
I rang Craig Ralston for advice and he said 2 Velvet Scoters were presently on the sea in Filey Bay and it would be a good spot to release this sea diving duck.
Craig and Lucy taking a close up before ringing and release at Filey.
Craig releasing the Common Scoter into the surf. She flew/ paddled with ease, ducking under the breakers and headed off to the calm water beyond. Mega !
Thanks to Craig once again and Lucy got a ringing tick !
Bella on a donkey, we went on for fish and chips and a go on the swings, so all in all we all had a good day.