09 January 2011

Velvet Scoter off Aberavon Beach

6 Velvet Scoter were feeding offshore at Aberavon Beach today. I was viewing them from the NW end of the esplanade which can be most easily accessed from a rough carpark off Scarlet Avenue.

As Scoters go Velvet are quite exciting! The striking wing flashes that most easily distinguish these Scoter from the other Scoter species can be made out (just about) in the video below.

1 comment:

Sid said...

Nice work Mark, you got the white wing patch just near the end.