Saturday, 30 July 2016

Black-throated Divers

The fjord where the scoters were is also a good place for divers. Up to 20 each of Black-throated (including a couple of 1st summer birds) and Red-throated Divers plus a single 1st summer Great Northern Diver could be seen most visits.
Many of the Red-throated Divers were flying in to feed from breeding sites in the mountains but I think that the majority of Black-throated were non- or failed breeders.

One morning I had a group of Black-throated Divers feeding very close to the shore and they were so confiding that I was able to get down to the waters edge and lie down to take pictures. It was overcast so the light wasn't the best but here are the best pictures I took with a variety of exposure settings.

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