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    Somerset, UK Duck

    Hello, while I agree with BH, that both birds looks like the same bird. And I still get the feeling, that the first pictures look better for a Common Scoter than for an other blackish water-bird (Coot, Tufted Duck, Scaup, Velvet Scoter, dark plumaged Eider ...) (yes, with more confidence after...
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    Somerset, UK Duck

    Hello, yes I agree with Steve, Butty and rylirk (to date), but imagine: you scan a lake (or similar) and you get this image. The word "Common Scoter would come into my mind by the mentioned points and I would give the bird a closer look. Yes, I agree with you, that this isnt the answer that...
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    Somerset, UK Duck

    Hello, yes I agree with you its a male Common Scoter. Black and round body in the right proportions and the right yellow colour to the bill-knob. I think the bills jizz is only shifted by picture quality. Edit: please note, that Coot has a dark coal grey, nearly black body and a real black...