Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Late morning four of us scanned the sea for thirty minutes trying to find the female Surf Scoter. We saw the Velvet Scoter and a few Common Scoters plus a female Long-tailed Duck. We walked south of Langstone Rock and saw a Great Norther Diver. On the way back just past the cafe we stopped to look again at the Long-tailed Duck and up popped the Surf Scoter a few feet away. I was told later that a Red-necked Grebe had also been seen this morning.