We received some photos yesterday of a bird seen on the River Calder near Hollas Bridge on 16th November. What a find, Dawn. ! Thankfully these photos were passed on to Mick H and identified as a Red-throated Diver. A rare bird for Calderdale though occasionally found on our upland reservoirs. They breed in Scotland and more northern areas including Iceland and northern Europe and winter along the coasts of the UK.
This is the 10th record of this species for Calderdale. The first since the last one at Fly Flatts on 21st March 2015 (HC).