O Great Northern!

At last a great looking bird at Tophill Low NR, East Yorkshire. This 1st winter Great Northern Diver Gavia immer was found on O reservoir this morning by my old friend Graham Slack, the last one site was on the same reservoir almost a decade ago!!!

Great Northern Diver Gavia immer Tophill Low NR, East Yorkshire Feb 2013

Great Northern Diver Gavia immer Tophill Low NR, East Yorkshire Feb 2013

Great Northern Diver Gavia immer Tophill Low NR, East Yorkshire Feb 2013

Although they appear to be black and white, these photos were taken in colour against the sun when the bird appeared under the O res viewing platform around noon.

Charisma value, looks, rarity value… beats that dreadful 1st winter drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris that attracted twitchers anytime!!!

But given the rarity of both species in recent years… maybe its a good time to year list the site.

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