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 .

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

Close up adult male in summer plumage.

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

Close up with red eye!

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

Water droplets from a quick shake of the bill.

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

Fish supper down at the reservoir

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

Water droplets creating lines of beads on the head plumage.

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

Emerging from a small wave

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

Wing stretch.