Common Scoter Melanitta nigra

A common bird along the coast of Norfolk but rarely close enough inshore to photograph well. Hence here are some that I didn't photograph well:

Common Scoters, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 25th September 2010

 

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Common Scoters, St Andrew's (Fife, UK), 27th December 2010

 

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Common Scoters, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 10th November 2007

 

raft of Common Scoters, off Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 3rd March 2010 - appearing as a dark line on the sea when viewed from at least 2 miles away, south of Thornham!

 

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Common Scoters, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 30th August 2010

 

Common Scoter, Pendeen (Cornwall, UK), 6th October 2011

 

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Common Scoters, Embo (Highland, UK), 24th February 2012

 

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female and first-winter male Common Scoters, Dunnet Bay (Highland, UK), 25th February 2012

 

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Common Scoters, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 17th November 2012

 

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Common Scoters, Pendeen (Cornwall, UK), 20th November 2013

 

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Common Scoters (1 adult male and 2 first-winter males), Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 22nd February 2014

 

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Common Scoter, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 26th October 2014

 

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Common Scoter, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 29th April 2014

 

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male Common Scoters (first-winter and adult), Burghead (Moray, UK), 17th March 2014

 

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Common Scoters, Ruddons Point (Fife, UK), 18th March 2014

 

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Common Scoters, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 20th May 2012

 

The North American form, Black Scoter is now treated as a different species Melanitta americana.