25 August 2010

On this day (August 25th....................

Black Throated Diver


August 25th 2006.


A blurry out of focus Black Throated Diver at Kamiso. I think I saw this individual several times that year, I was very surprised to find it in August in full summer plumage.


This was taken with my ancient digiscoping set-up, this would have made a really nice shot if i'd had a DSLR as it was pretty tame.


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4 comments:

  1. Wow I like this pic! It shows the greenish gloss on the bird's throat very well pointing out that it's the Eastern subspecies. Hope to see a loon in breeding plumage soon. I roughly have just a year left in Japan.

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  2. This is the only one in summer plumage I've managed so far.............

    Only another year? Hope you can make it up to Hokkaido again here before you leave.......

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  3. Well see, you maybe do not have red-throated or great northern in breeding plumage, but you have this one, I don't ;-) I find the pictures beautiful and i'm not that sure it is out of focus!

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  4. It looks so 2006. ;)
    Yep, you could done a better job using your dSLR set up.

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