Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata
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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was found by Mick McQuaid and Jim Rose on 16th December 1990 and stayed until 31st
December. The bird was lightly oiled.
Photo copyright Mike Wallen