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Great Northern Diver - Firth of Forth

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Old Tuesday 13th March 2018, 15:26   #1
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Great Northern Diver - Firth of Forth

Would you say both these photos are of GND? Quite possibly the same bird.
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Old Tuesday 13th March 2018, 15:29   #2
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It looks like a breeding plumage Red-throated Diver to me.
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It looks like a breeding plumage Red-throated Diver to me.
And to me too!

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As if this isn't hard enough without them changing their attire.

I never considered R-T D, as there was a silvery winter R-T D specimen, just along from the pictured bird. I also, thought the head and back of neck were black, not grey, but I think that was the effect of distance.
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