Sunday, 3 May 2009
White-billed Diver, Burghead, Moray - 2nd May 2009.
Well if I can't find one myself, twitch one instead. A superb adult summer bird found the previous day was fortunately still present on the day I travelled back south, the pager message coinciding with my location just 14miles from Inverness. Within the hour i was onsite, but with no other observers present initially. Fortunately I located the bird on the sea, half way to the horizon in a sea with quite a swell after only ten minutes searching and what an absolute stunning stonker it was even at that range, with a bill like a beacon of ivory, so obvious even in later views 2/3 out to the horizon. What a thrill it must have been for the finder.