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Black-throated Diver (Gavia arctica)

By DerekL    
Thank you for the votes/comments on my previous upload of a Shelduck, much appreciated.

Here are 4 images of a rare Black-throated Diver, that I was fortunate to see at Farmoor Reservoir, Oxfordshire yesterday.
Normally these are only seen in the middle of Lochs in Scotland. This particular bird unfortunately shows signs of injury to it's underside and an unsuccessful attempt to rescue it by St. Tiddywinkles was made earlier today.

Tags: Bird Oxfordshire Diver Wildlife and nature Black-throated diver Gavia arctica Farmoor reservoir

Voters: ali63, photographerjoe, PhilT2 and 30 more

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ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2015 2:30PM
Excellent images Derek, hope they will be able to rescue it & treat the problem,

Ali Grin
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
19 May 2015 2:37PM
Four quite stunning images of this very beautiful Black Throated Diver. Both the colour and detail is exceptional. Lets hope that they managed to capture him and sort out his condition.

Regards Nathan
19 May 2015 2:54PM
Quality images, I like the close up V1 in particular. Hopefully the bird will be rescued and treated.
19 May 2015 3:12PM
A "fab" set Derek, v 3 is for me but all great shots.
Regards David
DonMc 13 4 United Kingdom
19 May 2015 3:36PM
Excellent images Derek, hopefully thing will work out!
19 May 2015 4:09PM
Stunning images. Well captured.
rsjkinson 12 5 United Kingdom
19 May 2015 4:13PM
A great set once again
19 May 2015 6:24PM
Superb, and so rare to see as far south as this!

Dave Wink
19 May 2015 6:24PM
Your standards never diminish, Derek.
A pleasure to view.

Maiwand 14 3 73 England
19 May 2015 7:32PM
Superbly exposed images of this lovely Diver Derek. This is quite close to me. Wish I had known of it.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
dave1967 10 4 United Kingdom
19 May 2015 7:48PM
Stunning images Derek
four excellent captures

DerekL 16 228 24 England
23 May 2015 11:09PM
Very sadly, I have read that this bird has today died due to swallowing a fishing line. Attempts were made to rescue it but unfortunately failed.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
24 May 2015 9:11PM
A fantastic set of images of this rare visitor, really sad to hear that it has since diedSad

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