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Old 03-12-17, 07:21 PM
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It would be nice if some indication of size or scale could be given, but the upturned bill, pale underparts and mottled back suggest Red-throated Diver to me.

They're quite common off the western coasts at this time of year, and often very close in and confiding. A couple of years ago one remained on Fairhaven Lake near Blackpool for weeks on end, and didn't seem too phased by passing dogs, people or indeed enthusiastic photographers...

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