April 20, 2014

Gavia immer

Sci: Gavia immer, No: Islom, Eng: Great northern diver, It: Strolaga maggiore

Dear All,
We are just back from a wonderful easter-week at the Buchanan estate, Loch Morar, Scotland. Thanks! The Great northern diver is an exciting bird, which stays at the coast of Scotland in the winter and migrates to Iceland to breed in the summer. It was nice to see that there were both birds in winter plumage (white and grey head) and summer plumage (black head). I found it very exciting when a beautiful bird in summer suit dived down to find a Plaice (Rødspette) for breakfast. Normally they are quite far out, but this was close to the shore.

Best regards,