Black-throated Loon

Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica arctica [Linnaeus, 1758]

(Extremely rare PM)

Black-throated Diver, Woodford Bank, Chew Valley Lake © Nigel Milbourne, 2013

  1. One, not aged, 1st-9th April 1946 (H.H. Davis, D.A. Weir et al.).
  2. One, adult, 5th Feb. to 20th March 1950 (P.J. Chadwick et al.).
  3. One, not aged, 4th March 1966 (W.L. Roseveare).
  4. One, not aged, 9th March 1975 (P.J. Chadwick).

It looks like the most likely time to find a Black-throated Diver at the lake is during spring migration. Another is long-overdue!

Bibliography (sources of information)

  1. Blathwayt, Rev F.L. (ed.). Report on Somerset Birds, 1946. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  2. British Ornithologists' Union (BOU) website
  3. British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) website
  4. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Ornithological Notes Bristol District, 1946. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  5. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Bristol Bird Report, 1966. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  6. McGeoch, J.A. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1966. Somerset Ornithological Society.
  7. McGeoch, J.A. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1975. Somerset Ornithological Society.
  8. Tucker, B.W. (ed.). Report on Somerset Birds, 1950. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.

Updated 24 December, 2012