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Friday, 12 January 2018

Thu 11 Jan – Record count of Red-throated Divers off the East Side

An email in from Dean brings further news of divers from yesterday, Thursday 11 Jan:

"I managed to get in a brief seawatch from the Ugly during my lunch break. The sea was beautifully still yesterday afternoon meaning that most of the birds were rather far out and difficult to ID, but I did get some good views of a roosting flock of 8 Red throated Divers! There were two other divers present too, flying over the flock and heading west, that I didn’t get a good look at. It is amazing how fast these birds go once they get up off the water!"

This is by far the highest number of Red-throated Divers ever recorded from the island (the previous maximum being just three).

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