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Red-throated Diver, Gavia stellata


Scarce passage and winter visitor in recent years. c27 records. This, the most frequently recorded diver, is still a scarce bird. Multiples have occurred, including three which arrived during a rainstorm on 23 April 1989, with pairs in December 1991 and November 2005. The longest stayer was the juvenile which arrived on 20 November 2005 and remained through the winter until mid-April 2006. This species often frequents deep water and its small size and the vastness of the reservoir means they can be quite elusive at times.


Please note the following list is still incomplete:

Highest count

3 on 23 April 1989.


All material copyright Jono Leadley 2006