Sunday 13 December 2009

Successful CBWPS field trip on the Roseland today

Stunningly bright weather and relatively calm conditions enabled ten of us to see some unusual sea duck, divers and grebes today in and around the Roseland.  Approximately eight Black-throated Diver, one Great Northern Diver, three Common Scoter, three distant Slavonian and a single Black-necked Grebe were found in Gerrans Bay.  We then moved to Cormerrans Farm overlooking the Carrick Roads.  Calm conditions allowed us to find a pair of Velvet Scoter, c.18 Red-breasted Merganser, Great Northern Diver and five Black-necked Grebe, the latter being the start of the build-up of the normal wintering flock here.

The image above was taken last year from Rosevine, Gerrans Bay and shows three envious Black-throated Divers watching a Great Northern Diver eat a flat fish.


  1. I wish I checked the cbwps web site.

  2. We used to visit The Roseland alot when we lived in Tresillian and frequently saw lots of divers, must be good fishing there ! Sue

  3. Lovely Image Steve,great detail,

  4. A good day and a lovely image from the archives Steve.