Black throated diver (Gavia arctica) : A superb rare wild bird in the UK : This individual dropped in to our local reservoir hopefully on his trip north to Scotland to breed . This is a male  in his spectacular summer plumage.

Black throated diver (Gavia arctica)
Black throated diver (Gavia arctica)

Rare and endangered UK wild bird,adult male in summer plumage in evening sunlight .

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Black throated diver (Gavia arctica)
Black throated diver (Gavia arctica)

Close up adult male in summer plumage.

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Black throated diver (Gavia arctica)
Black throated diver (Gavia arctica)

Close up with red eye!

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Black throated diver (Gavia arctica)
Black throated diver (Gavia arctica)

Water droplets from a quick shake of the bill.

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Black throated diver (Gavia arctica)
Black throated diver (Gavia arctica)

Fish supper down at the reservoir

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Black throated diver (Gavia arctica)
Black throated diver (Gavia arctica)

Water droplets creating lines of beads on the head plumage.

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Black throated diver (Gavia arctica)
Black throated diver (Gavia arctica)

Emerging from a small wave

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Black throated diver (Gavia arctica)
Black throated diver (Gavia arctica)

Wing stretch.

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