Great Northern Divers have been popping up in good numbers around the country recently. Six were reported in one day at Carsington Waters in Derbyshire at the weekend. There had been one a bit closer to home though at Elton Reservoir in Rochdale. It's a bird I have tried many times to see, and I have been fortunate on a few occasions now. Each time though the views have been distant, and a scope has always been required. Nothing was different at Elton, as this particular bird spent a lot of time under water and once again distant. A great bird to see all the same, and I was glad to be able to add it to my year list, which has now crept up to 180.
This picture is of a previous closer encounter at Castleshaw Reservoir in Oldham a few years back.
Great capture, Adam.ReplyDelete
Great shot of your Northern Diver.ReplyDelete
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post! Have a happy weekend!
Wow....looks like our Common Loons. What a fantastic shot.ReplyDelete
Wow, great view and photo.ReplyDelete
Wonderful! Happy Critter Day!ReplyDelete
Nice capture and commentary!
Have a Beautiful Day!
Awesome capture, Adam!ReplyDelete
It's a beautiful bird, thanks Adam.ReplyDelete
Great bird and I would like to see it no matter how distant.ReplyDelete
Wow, great work.ReplyDelete
Great capture...it looks like our loon or grebe which are diving birds but not birds that I have seen myself...MichelleReplyDelete