Sunday 28 February 2021
Saturday 27 February 2021
Arty, the Red-throated Diver, is still hanging on at Deeping Highbank. It's become loyal to around Crowland Bridge, worryingly close to where most people fish. Also worrying, it's leg doesn't appear to have got any better and looks to be broken. Spending huge amounts of times snoozing next to the bank and often drifting rather than swimming, the future doesn't look particularly bright for this individual. As the last photo illustrates, I enjoyed a quality encounter and at times it approached me down to five metres or less.
Saturday 13 February 2021
Friday 12 February 2021
Storm Darcy seemed to have taken it's toll on the Diver and Grebe didn't seem to be in the best of health. The Diver seemed to have something wrong with a foot, swimming lopsided and often holding it out the water and diving exaggeratedly, as well as closing it's eyes often. The Grebe was also quite sleepy and kept retching.