Nov 052023

A juvenile Red-throated Diver was discovered on Butterley Reservoir, near Ripley on 23rd October 2023. Divers are always worth going for in the county, and Red-throated and Black-throated Divers have been scarce in Derbyshire in recent years. Butterley Reservoir is a relatively small body of water, so I was hoping that the diver would be showing reasonably well for the camera. I saw the bird on 25th October during the morning, and it took a while before it drifted over to my side of the reservoir and showed really well,  but in the afternoon it was reported to have been scared off by an anglers bait boat and wasn’t seen again.

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>



This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

css.php Return to Top ▲Return to Top ▲

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.