Friday, 19 August 2011
It seems that CJ and I are constantly in search of that perfect shot - completely unattainable, of course - of any bird that we see: especially uncommon ones. So far as we are concerned Divers are not common. So far this last few weeks we've seen Great Northern Divers in (relative) profusion and also a Red-throated Diver (and possibly a Black-throated one too). They tend to be quite a long way off shore though so a good shot has been difficult. When we were driving along The Braighe (between Eagleton and Stornoway) yesterday I saw a Great Northern Diver just out of the water on the edge having a little siesta. A hurried stop of the car (if one can do that) and a quick walk back and we managed a few shots before it sailed off into the distance.