Pacific Diver - A species new to Northern Ireland

On the 19th January 2014, whilst out walking along the shores of Lough Fea, Cookstown, Co Tyrone, Elaine Warnock spotted a Diver species swimming and diving on the water. She took some photos and passed them to a friend who immediately identified them as a Pacific Diver. The bird was last seen on the 23rd February 2014 with rumours that it had subsequently swallowed a fishing hook.

Pacific Diver, Elaine Warnock:

Pacific Diver, John Murphy:

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