Friday, 20 November 2009
Sitting down after lunch today and I got a phone call from my Friend Mark to say that there was a rare Pacific Diver in Carnsew Pool on the Hayle Estuary. Needles to say as this is only 20mins away I grabed my camera and bins and was off like a rocket. On arrival I parked the car and took the ten minute walk to where they were standing. It was still there but quite far out, anyway took a lot of pics over the next hour, then it decided to depart. It did a couple of circuits overhead and then head for the mouth of the Estuary. So below are a selection of shots of this fine bird, and some clearly show the black chinstrap whis is the main identifying point for this species. On the way back we stopped and took a few shots of Med Gulls in flight. I also throw in a Curlew for good measure.