A first for Leicestershire and Rutland – first winter male Surf Scoter

A first winter male Surf Scoter was first seen from the dam at Rutland Water on the 27th December 2016 among a flock of Tufted Duck. This is a first county record for Leicestershire and Rutland.
The surf scoter was last seen in the north arm of the reservoir on 11th Jan but no sightings have been reported since.

Please check the Leicestershire and Rutland Ornithological Society’s website (click here) for the latest sights at Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

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Surf Scoter at Rutland Water photographed by Rod Baker