Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Red-throated Diver at Peterborough rowing lake

This adult Red-throated Diver turned up on the partially frozen rowing lake at Thorpe Park in Peterborough on the 3rd March, obviously blown in by the easterly winds. Not a common bird inland, indeed the first time one has turned up in the Peterborough area for a number of years and so, a very welcome PBC tick for me.

The bird (in its' winter plumage, hence no red throat) showed very well whilst I was on site and continued to do so for the next couple of days until it made its' way to the larger Gunwade Lake at nearby Ferry Meadows CP when the thaw came. It remained there until yesterday, whereupon it obviously decided that enough was enough as there was no sign this morning.