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Monday, 30 November 2009

GREAT NORTHERN DIVERS at Grafham Water in November 2009

Grafham Water has been blessed by the presence of FIVE different GREAT NORTHERN DIVERS this November, including two adults and three juveniles. Mark Hawkes has successfully photographed all five, four of which are illustrated above. The first two were both adults, the initial individual still bearing a fair amount of breeding plumage and a second bird just retaining a few white spots on the wing coverts. The following three were typical pale-fringed juveniles. A single adult BLACK-THROATED DIVER was also recorded.