Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Great Northern Diver
Adult Great Northern Diver, Ringstone Edge Reservoir. Pen and Ink.
This bird turned up on a local reservoir almost a week ago. After a failed trip out on Monday to try and see it I finally caught up with it this morning. The views were a bit distant as the bird kept to the far edge of the reservoir. It also spent a lot of the time fishing and didn't remain on the surface much which hampered the amount of drawing I was able to do. Unusually for the time of year, it was still in full summer plumage.