For those not already aware, there is currently a very obliging drake Common Scoter at Swanpool, Falmouth. Birders have noted some unusual behaviour from the bird, not least that it has been coming to bread! It has also endured some grief from the local Coots, one of which was seen chasing the Scoter which had to dive to escape the attack. The bird is reported to be in good health, although the Surf Scoter in Newlyn harbour a few years ago also appeared to be okay and became quite approachable, but eventually died! Due to it’s tameness, the Scoter has afforded our regular photographers a great opportunity to take images of a usually distant seabird! Thanks to Steve Rogers, Monty Curtis, David KingÂ and Andrew Nicholson for the images below and to all those who reported the birds presence at Swanpool.