Red-throated Diver   Gavia stellata

Little Marlow Gravel Pit - 27th November 2005

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Photos copyright Adrian Parker

This adult was discovered by Chris Bullock and Alan Stevens at about 8:50am.  Word was quickly put out and a number of local birders managed to see the bird before it flew off into Berkshire at 11:45am.  The bird was actively swimming around the lake and was seen to catch a sizeable fish.  This was the first Red-throated Diver at this site since the individual pictured below.

The above photographs were taken a some distance and in poor light.  Flight shots of Divers taken at inland counties must be very scarce, so these photographs may be almost unique.

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Little Marlow Gravel Pit - December 1990

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Photo copyright Mike Wallen

This juvenile was found by Mick McQuaid and Jim Rose on 16th December 1990 and stayed until 31st December.   The bird was lightly oiled.