Velvet Scoter

Recent sightings of Velvet Scoter

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
18/11/16Velvet ScoterBoveney Lock, R. Thames, Eton Wick1J Edwards
The bird from Dorney lake appeared to depart during my visit and I watched it fly high south gaining height until I lost it as a speck in the distance. It would have flown over the R. Thames beside Dorney Lake and into Berks. where it kept going !.  
21/01/11Velvet ScoterQueen Mother Reservoir1M F Walford
12:28
fem/imm. Permit holders only.  
19/01/11Velvet ScoterQueen Mother Reservoir1P E Hutchins
16:20
Distantly viewable from the eastern side, north of the southernmost of the 'castles' and slightly south of the pier. Permit holders only.  
19/01/11Velvet ScoterQueen Mother Reservoir1M J McKee
14:45
Permit holders only.  
13/01/11Velvet ScoterQueen Mother Reservoir1M J McKee
12:00
Permit holders only.  
11/01/11Velvet ScoterQueen Mother Reservoir1M J McKee
11:30
Permit holders only.  
09/01/11Velvet ScoterQueen Mother Reservoir1R J Godden
09:00
Still there, south east corner. Permit holders only.  
08/01/11Velvet ScoterQueen Mother Reservoir1F J Cottington
10:30
Still present. Permit holders only.  
07/01/11Velvet ScoterQueen Mother Reservoir1P Hickman
13:10
Towards the north west corner. Permit holders only.  
05/01/11Velvet ScoterQueen Mother Reservoir1M F Walford
11:08
fem/imm. per Roger Stansfield. Permit holders only.  

Past records of Velvet Scoter

YearDetails
2016Water Oakley, juvenile male, 18th November, Flew south from Dorney Lake and into Berkshire.
2010Queen Mother Reservoir, adult female, 29th December to 21st January 2011.
2008Queen Mother Reservoir, female/juvenile, 8th December.
2008Queen Mother Reservoir, female/immature, 15th-16th January.
2002Queen Mother Reservoir, 17, 17th April, Scoter sp. at least some of which were Velvet Scoter.
1999Queen Mother Reservoir, immature female, 31st October.
1994Queen Mother Reservoir, two females, 22nd December.
1994Old Slade GP, three immatures, 29th November.
1985Queen Mother Reservoir, male and female, 19th February to 2nd March.
1985Queen Mother Reservoir, two immatures, 16th-27th January.
1984Queen Mother Reservoir, first-summer male, 1st May.
1982Queen Mother Reservoir, female/immature, 10th-24th January.
1981Queen Mother Reservoir, female, 25th December to 24th January 1986.
1981Queen Mother Reservoir, male, 24th December.
1975Burghfield, 19th December to 9th January 1976.
1954Ham SF, two males, 10th February, one 13th February.
1876Welford.
1871Newbury, male, 2nd January, killed.
1866/7Cookham, male, killed.
1855Henley-on-Thames (Oxon), six killed in one week.
1795Wargrave, two, January, shot.