Spent this morning photographing fishing ducks and divers at Hartlepool. There were 3 fem and 1 male Goosanders at Rossmere Park this morning and one of the females kept displaying to the male, who was more interested in doing his feathers than her.
Then I moved to the Pilot Pier to try and get closer to the Divers again, and there were loads of Red Throated and a single Black Throated Diver, and 1 Great Northern diver.
It was interesting to note that when a flock of 30 or so cormarants were group fishing towards the sea, that all of the divers decided to move further out to sea for awhile.
The Red Breasted Mergansers were near the Lifeboat Station, but were soon scared off by a boat going close past them.
A cold but enjoyable morning.