Monday, 1 February 2016

American Wigeon at Scalby Mills

A nice find for Nick at the Mills on Saturday. As is often the case, these finds seem to coincide with me being away, but fortunately it did the decent thing and stuck around for me to get to see it (other rare and scarce birds appearing in Scarborough could do me a favour and take note!). So I enjoyed some nice views on Sunday afternoon in overcast conditions. Better views in the sunshine today, but always a bit too distant for good photography when I was there. There have only been two previous records from the Scarborough area (a drake in October 2002 and a female in January 2003), so a reappearance for this species was perhaps overdue. Anyway, a couple of record shots.

Drake American Wigeon

Eurasian Wigeon