Video: Pacific bird’s survival on Tyrone lough

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A solitary Pacific Diver bird - believed to have been blown over 3,000 miles from north America or Canada - is continuing to attract birdwatchers to a lough in Co Tyrone.

The bird - commonly known as a loon - was first spotted on Lough Fea outside Cookstown two weeks ago.

The Pacific Diver photographed on Lough Fea by John Murphy
The Pacific Diver photographed on Lough Fea by John Murphy

In this footage captured by Richard Zamora, the bird appears to be feeding happily, diving for fish in the lough.

 

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