Drake Velvet Scoter
Today is Bridlington Market and after assisting Heather to set up our greetings card stall, I took Symphony for a walk around the harbour. The tide was nearly at it's highest and we walked out along the north jetty. There was a bit of a sea fret and the morning was rather dull and grey. Approaching the harbour mouth, I noticed a black bird among the many juvenile Gulls - it was a drake Velvet Scoter! Although it was distant for my 400mm, and the light poor, I grabbed a few record shots!
There were a few Kittiwake on the fish dock, several Sandwich Terns, a dozen Redshank and some obliging Turnstone. I didn't have time to check the walls by the Spa Centre for Purple Sandpiper.
Yorkshire Belle at Anchor