Salcombe ~ white GND

Down to Salcombe to try and find the reported albino Great Northern Diver, how such a large pure white bird proved to be so elusive is beyond me, two normal coloured birds were readily viewable and after some time I spotted the white GND  from the Whitestrand car park across the river to the left of Snapes Point but it simply disappeared, it eventually showed up by the Lifeboat and Whitestrand pontoon, a truly stunning bird to see, it cheered up a wet and foggy day.

It appears to have a dark eye rather than the pink/red of an albino so wonder if it is actually a leucistic bird, either way well worth a trip down to see it before we get locked down.

Great Northern Diver
Great Northern Diver
Great Northern Diver
Great Northern Diver

Posted December 22nd, 2020 at 2:00 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News