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Pacific Diver - A new bird for Britain - Farnham Gravel Pits, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire - 3rd Feb 2007

Pacific Diver – Gavia pacifica 1st winter – 3rd February 2007 – Farnham Gravel Pits, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. This bird, originally identified as a Black-throated Diver, was re-identified as a Pacific Diver a week or so after the bird was discovered. It was then released to the pagers on Monday 29th January 2007.   This is a first record for Britain & the Western Palearctic of this North American race of Blackthroated Diver. It is now officially considered a separate species.   It is much smaller than Black-throated Diver and appeared to be not much bigger than Great Crested Grebe. A slim & […]

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