On 25th Nov 2003, seven years to the day, Peter Murray discovered this Surf Scoter at Eglwys Nunydd Reservoir. This was a landmark bird for me as it was the last of 223 species I saw in Glamorgan during what was a joint record-breaking year. The record was shared with Dean Bolt who saw exactly the same number of species, though not all the same. In 2010 Martyn Hnatiuk is now very close to beating this record and it looks like it is going to go to the wire. With the northerly airflow, I know Martyn will be hoping for a few early Christmas presents sent down by Santa!