Friday, December 4, 2015

Fairlop Waters - Great Northern Diver

This bird was hilarious.  First seen distantly toward the back of the lake, I thought that's all I would get, decent scope views but nothing more.  But this creature moves by stealth.

Once the bird dives, it is then a matter of pure guesswork as to where it would resurface.  And it was normally further away than anticipated.

So it wasn't long before the Diver had made its way from the far side and into the small bay by the foreshore.  A real treat to see it close in where it preened for a few minutes, stretched it's wings, and performed some interesting moves.

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