I thought people may well be interested to know that the Hooded Merganser in Teesside may well be the exact same bird that was at Tayport in Fife last year!
The bird at Teesside has an abnormality on its right leg. The Tayport bird in Fife last year also had an abnormality also on its right leg, coincidence??? I personally certainly don't this so. The bird in Fife was accepted by the BBRC.
For more information and also photographic proof see the "Durham Birding" thread on BirdForum post number #11029
Please subscribe if you haven't already.
(Hoooded Merganser on bank - AKinghorn)