Common Scoter

Recent sightings of Common Scoter

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
09/04/21Common ScoterBlack Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP2F J Cottington
07:46
Pair circling lake at about 300-400ft, headed SW, but turned back and off ENE.  
15/05/20Common ScoterVirginia Water1T Donegan
13:18
male. From path on south side of lake, with a male Tufted Duck. Also Hobby and Buzzard over.  
03/04/20Common ScoterPalmer Park, Reading1F Hutchinson
00:01
Another flock recorded just after midnight - directly over my house by the sound of it!  
02/04/20Common ScoterEmmer Green, Reading3A M Horscroft
23:35
Calls clearly heard from garden at 23:35pm, unknown how many birds involved but a small flock I would think. Birds were heading approximately Eastbound.  
02/04/20Common ScoterReading1R Righelato
23:00
Heard from my garden (alerted by Finley Hutchinson who lives nearby). Probably flying over south end of Hamilton Road. Number unknown.  
02/04/20Common ScoterWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
22:19
Nocturnal recording, multiple calls (heard even over jet noise).  
02/04/20Common ScoterWindsor1D A Carter
22:10
Heard common scoters calling over willows riverside park at 22:10. Didn’t sound as though there were many, but quite audible. Flying west to East.  
02/04/20Common ScoterPalmer Park, Reading1F Hutchinson
22:00
Heard distantly from the garden pretty much all evening. Confirmed from recording.  
31/03/20Common ScoterWoose Hill1P Bright-Thomas
21:40
Nocturnal recording, many calls (part of a large movement on nights of 30th and 31st, with over 500 recordings across England).  
29/12/19Common ScoterQueen Mother Reservoir1P J Newbound
09:17
ad m. 5 reported in log yesterday. Permit holders only.  

Past records of Common Scoter

YearDetails
2020Queen Mother Reservoir, 3, 16th August. *
2020Theale GPs, 22nd May. *
2020Virginia Water, 15th May. *
2020Palmer Park, Reading, 3rd April. *
2020Emmer Green, Reading, 3, 2nd April. *
2020Windsor, 2nd April. *
2020Palmer Park, Reading, 2nd April. *
2020Reading, 2nd April. *
2019Queen Mother Reservoir, 29th December. *
2019Queen Mother Reservoir, five (three drakes), 28th December. *
2019Queen Mother Reservoir, male and female, 9th July. *
2019Queen Mother Reservoir, three males and two females, 5th July. *
2019Lea Farm Lake, 23rd March. *
2019Queen Mother Reservoir, 23rd-27th March. *
2019Bray GPs, female/first-winter, 4th January. *
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 8th July. *
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 9, 7th July. *
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 1st July. *
2018Theale GPs, 15th April. *
2018Theale GPs, 5, 9th April. *
2018Great Meadow Pond, 7, 8th April. *
2018Lower Farm GP, 2, 8th April. *
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 8, 8th April. *
2018Theale GPs, 2, 8th April. *
2018Summerleaze GP, 4, 8th April. *
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 2, 3rd April. *
2018Theale GPs, 3, 31st March. *
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 2, 31st March. *
2018Lower Farm GP, 5, 31st March. *
2018Woolhampton GPs, 3, 25th March. *
2017Theale GPs, 2, 9th August. *
2017Queen Mother Reservoir, 3, 24th July. *
2017Lower Farm GP, 6, 27th June. *
2017Queen Mother Reservoir, 28th March to 1st April. *
2017Queen Mother Reservoir, 3 male & 1 female, 27th March. *
<2017Confidential, many records.