Black-throated Diver at North Cave Wetlands

3 Dec

A Black-throated Diver was found on the Main Lake at North Cave Wetlands on the morning of Tuesday 19th November. Unfortunately I was too too busy at work to make it before dark all week. Last seen on the Thursday so Roy and I checked nearby Welton Waters on the Saturday incase it had relocated there. Therefore it came as a surprise to get a text from Stu Griffith on Sunday 1 December that it was back on Main Lake. Otherwise occupied then and too busy on Monday but on Tuesday had a light day at work [probably the last before Christmas] and was in the South Hide by mid afternoon. The Diver was showing well and despite the low winter sun managed some reasonable shots.


Black-throated Diver on Main Lake


Great Crested Grebe on Main Lake 


Cormorants and Lapwings on Main Lake tern raft

Didn’t have time for a full tour so decided to check the stubble  fields to the north for the long staying juvenile Eurasian White-fronted Goose. Large flock of Greylags but a bit distant with out a tripod in the fading light. Reported to be missing a leg but couldn’t pick out a limping bird. Went back to South Hide to join Stu. Had an adult Whooper Swan dropping onto New Workings on the way.


Whooper and Mute Swans on New Workings

Watched the diver till near dark.


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