Saturday, 10 August 2013

The Tewinbury Little Grebes

2nd August 2013

I went down to Tewinbury to see how the water levels were doing but they are still quite high, despite the sluice being slightly opened. Therefore, no sign of the anticipated Grey Wagtails and Green Sandpipers, but there were two pairs of Little Grebe feeding young.

I have dozens of photographs of these exquisite little birds, but can never resist taking a few more especially when the young ones are about. Luckily today they were fairly mobile and did occasionally come over in front of the hide, allowing some great opportunities. Note the stripey signal toothpaste heads of the young ones.

This young one had soon had enough of being fed and hauled itself out on to a log for a rest. Quite unusual to see them on land.

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