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Imm. Great Northern Diver

Last Sunday (14 Jan) I went to see the 2 G N Divers at Aud.Res.  I was surprised to see that the Imm. bird had what appeared to be an elastic band around its neck.  This band is not tight, the bird appears to feed OK. and it does not seem at all distressed.  I saw the birds down to about 25yards.  There was mention whilst I was there of another birder (R.A.) thinking that the noose could possibly be a fishing line.  I hope that he is wrong and that I am right.  Not for my sake, but only because if it is an elastic band it will eventually deteriorate and fall off.

Has anyone else any views on the matter?  How do you catch a diver?  How could a diver possibly get an elastic band round its neck?



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