|Posted on 26 January, 2017 at 2:50|
Last weekend we joined the birders seeking a 'mega' rarity at Ladyburn Lake, Druridge Bay. This was a first for Nortumberland. The Pacific Diver is closely related to the Black-throated Diver (it was once designated as a sub-species of the Black-throated). It breeds (as its names suggests) on the Pacific coast of North America - right up in Alaska. And now there is one sitting on the lake at Druridge! It was very easy to photograph as it swam very close to shore. Later in the day we went back to the Chibburn mouth at East Chevington. Very good views of Twite - lovely!