by Mike Oldfield
Three work related presentations prepared in the morning, breakfast, packing for the cottage and then seeing my wife's mother at the nursing home before driving to the cottage. I had not taken one blip and I was getting a bit frustrated as I was to warm the sauna soon. Suddenly my wife alerted me to black-throated diver in "our" bay.a It dived and I hurried to the shore. Just when I had switched the camera on, the bird surfaced perhaps 10 m away from me and I started shooting. It sped away while keeping an eye on me. After perhaps 10 shots, it dived again to surface quite far off.