Some weeks back I headed to the Wirral to look for a reported Great Northern Diver. It had apparently been showing well for some time and giving very good views. The day I chose was grey and overcast, and by the time I got to West Kirby on the Wirral it had started to rain. Not ideal for finding a dark bird on dark water. Still, it didn't deter me. I was determined to find this bird and try and get close if I could. Easier said than done. There's not a lot you can do when a bird wants to stay out fishing in the middle of the lake.
I did the best I could, but the light, and anything else I can think of were against me. I had to settle for some more long distance shots. One day I will get some decent pictures of this species, and when I do I'll be over the moon.