16 March 2016
I had an unexpected free morning and we headed out east of town where I found a Pacific Diver.................
It was a mild but windy day, spring is getting closer. The Diver looked injured (or was it moulting?).
It is very similar to the Black Throated Diver but there is no white patch on its flanks and it has that small 'collar'. Black Throateds seem much more numerous in south Hokkaido so it was nice to see this one, a shame its wing appeared to be damaged.
It was swimming/diving OK though and looked healthy enough..............
Labels: Pacific Diver