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Great Northern Diver? Whittle Dene Reservoirs, Northumberland, England. (1 Viewer)

Richard Duffy

New member
United Kingdom
Hello,

I saw the bird in the attached photos at Whittle Dene Reservoirs, Northumberland, England on Sunday, 14 March 2021. I have tried using the bird identifier feature on the RSPB website listing the beak as white. Of the few results that the feature returns, a Great Northern Diver is the closest match I can find for the bird. When looking at the results from a Google image search on the bird, I am unsure as to whether the bird is a Great Northern Diver. Can anyone help clarify what the bird is, please?

Best,
Richard :)
 

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ClarkWGriswold

Carpe Carpum
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Wales
Hi Rich and welcome to BirdForum from all the staff and moderators. Your bird is a Cormorant.

Rich
 

Richard Duffy

New member
United Kingdom
Hello Andy, Clark and Tom,

Thank you for helping/clarifying and for such a swift reponse.

The bird identifier on the RSPB site does not return a Cormorant in the results based on the colour of the beak, but upon looking the bird up on their website, they have an illustration that would match the photos well. I will be sure to dig a little harder in the future to try and find the coreect match.

Best,
Richard:)
 

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