Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Friday, 17 January 2014

Black-throated Diver

2013 started with a rarity in the country, in the shape of a Black bellied Dipper and it finished with a county rarity in the form of a Black-throated Diver. Both very different birds and both gave very differing views. The Dipper allowed me to get nice and close to it, while the Diver preferred to stay well out in the middle of the reservoir it was sat on. Hence these very distant and blurry record shots. Still it was a lifer for me, so I was just grateful to see it and it looked great in all its glory through the bins.


14 comments:

  1. Where are you when you took the shot? Have a great weekend :)

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  2. I can feel your excitement and satisfaction in spotting one you've wanted to find!!! It's thrilling!!
    And your photos aren't that bad at all in my opinion. Way to go Adam.

    Hootin' Anni
    and
    Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

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  3. Very photographic Adam, brilliant photos.

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  4. Cool to see that bird, last week I was on the Ammersee in Southern Germany to look for Black-throated Loons (sometimes they stay there over the winter) but all I had was rain, fog and a wet equipment.

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  5. faboulous, greeting from Belgium

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  6. Glad you were able to get a photo of the Black-throated Diver. It's exciting to be able to get photos of your lifers. Thanks for visiting me and your nice comment.

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  7. Cool sightings! The Diver looks a lot like the Loons I see here. Congrats on your rare bird sighting..Thanks for linking up to Saturday's Critters! Happy weekend!

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  8. It's so exciting to get even a glimpse of a bird not photographed before. A short time ago I had a very distant shot of a wedge-tailed eagle up high. It was my first. A great find for you and love all those textures of rippling water..

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  9. It's always a thrill to find and photograph a lifer!

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  10. Fantastic shots of the bird.

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  11. It is always exciting to see a bird you have never seen before. It is even more exciting being able to photograph those birds when first seen.

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  12. congrats to the lifer. :) For a lifer any shots are good shots. For an everyday bird you get more picky with shots. :)

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