How should eBirders report sensitive species? Black-throated Diver (Gavia arctica) Appearance: Summer: Black throat framed in fine white stripes at the sides, and a chequered black back. Report the observation in eBird where the record will be protected from exploitation and still help inform research and conservation for the species.. Black-throated divers breed in May and are solitary nesters. Royal Tern Sandwich Tern large tern sp. News Environment Rare black-throated diver bird found shot dead POLICE are investigating after one of Scotland’s rarest birds was found shot dead beside a Highlands loch, the RSPB said today. Black Throated Diver (Gavia arctica) KnSC97; Nov 16, 2020; Habitat Country Park Location Arrow Valley Lake, Redditch. Black-throated Divers are the least common of the three Diver species regularly wintering around Ireland’s coastline and tend to be less gregarious, with single birds or small groups of two to three birds usually observed. No way. I have ... a Ring Ouzel and made lots of complete eBird lists along the way. Date taken 30/12/2018 Scientific name Gavia arctica KC Foggin; Nov 16, 2020; A very lovely image of this Diver and nicely captured! Black-throated Divers are protected throughout Finland and the Åland Islands. They have dark grey colouring on the head and the back of neck, and black and white striping around their white chests and around a rectangular black throat patch. They are reared by both adults for about 12 weeks and fly at 2 months. Marked transition between dark neck and … Posts tagged black-throated diver Estonian Highlights. What have I missed? Not with these prices of petrol. Black-throated divers lay 1-3 olive-brown eggs with dark brown spots which are incubated by both parents for 28-30 days. Winter: More contrast between dark and white parts than in Red-Throated Diver. The malicious eBird answers: only 186! Identification. The bird feeds on fish of various sizes from cod to sprats; they also enjoy feasting on shellfish. Especially the crossings with the ferries were very rewarding as we had stunning views of the Long-tailed Ducks in perfect light. Like the red throated diver, the black throated species possesses a striking breeding plumage with outstanding black and white patterns. tern sp. Hmm, Black-throated Diver (a.k.a. Black Skimmer gull/tern sp. Arctic Loon), Lesser Black-backed Gull, Middle Spotted Woodpecker and Goldcrest should easily make 190, although the pecker is a bit uncertain. Yes, I know, I’ll reach 190, but 200? Black Tern Roseate Tern Common Tern Arctic Tern Forster's Tern Common/Forster's Tern Sterna sp. Yuck! In their summer plumage Black-throated Divers have dark backs with rectangular white markings. Submitted by Jamie Meyers. The head is more rounded than the red throated diver, but is just as ungainly on land as all other divers. 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