Black-throated Diver

Pushing the Boundaries Tour Days one-two

Had a blast with the Bangor Bird Group, animated discussion with the ‘We Bird North wales’ guys via the hospitably of Ian and Margaret Wright on Monday, followed by drinking wine until too late with Alan Davis and Ruth Miller. Tuesday morning we awoke, groggily, to beautiful walk up on the Great Orme (and flight views of Chough), enjoyed sunshine walk around Conway RSPB hosted by Julian Hughes and popped in to see a flighty Black-throated Diver at Rhyl; 2 Waxwings were an unexpected bonus. Sadly we felt it necessary to cancel the Lincolnshire talk for Tuesday evening due to weather and dangerous road conditions. this has no been rescheduled for Friday 1st February same time, same place.

BT Diver Rhyll 22.1.13.b

BT Diver Rhyll 22.1.13

Obliging Black-throated Diver at Rhyl

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wax 22 Waxwings at Rhyl, which look to us like ad female (above) and 1st winter female (below). Here some of Tormod’s sketches of Waxwings from Norway, 20 years ago as it tried to learn how to age and sex them- without reference to books.

wax ta 1

wax ta 2

taDiscovering the tameness of British  Robins at Conway RSPB

3Tormod and ‘Wrighty’ at sunset at Inland sea, Anglesey

445 (2)with Alan Davies at Conway RSPB

446 (2)waffling at Bangor University


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4 Responses to Black-throated Diver

  1. Carl Hughes says:

    Hi nice to meet you guys yesterday , i was there at rhyl when the diver flew over us , good look with the tour ,regards Carl.

  2. Katherine says:

    Lovely pictures – I also enjoyed your other post about Varanger tour and the experiences Tormod has shared. I have been to Conway RSPB and had immensely enjoyed the trip too.

  3. The upper Waxwing is an adult male (not female), the width of yellow on the tail and length of waxy tips shows this.

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