I had great views of the Red-throated Diver at Arlington today. Winter plumage of course, so no red throat at the moment but still a great bird to photograph. I had about fifteen minutes with the bird all to myself, until a dog walker turned up and walked too close, resulting in the diver heading out towards the centre of the reservoir, out of range of the camera (and the dog).
|heading off out of range|
|Male - keeping his distance|
|Female - with the male out of focus in the background|
|Fulmars always look like devoted couples.|
|but aggressive in defending their nest sites|
|A friendly Turnstone on East Pier - probably use to being fed by the fishermen|