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Red Throated Diver

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.