|Black-throated Diver - group of 8|
|Black-throated Diver - 3 of the 4 more showy birds...|
|...as seen from my window|
The sea instead is holding an interesting aggregation of Black-throated Divers. Two days ago I counted a total of 12 birds (compact groups of 8 and 4) between Barcola and Miramare, which is my personal highest count of the species in the area. Above are some pics for documentation - phone scoped, so bad quality. On the sea also several Great Crested Grebes which today numbered 15 birds in flock. About 6 Black-necked Grebes as well, plus 2 showy Sandwich Terns patrolling the stretch of coast.