Great Crested Grebes


Link Posted 14/08/2013 - 18:40
I've been taking pictures of the local Great Crested Grebes for the last couple of years, but its always involved large crops as they have been a long way off.

This year they had their first clutch. Then when they went to start on their second batch, a pair of coots had taken over the nest.

So, they set up home in a much more accessible place. I took some photos a couple of evenings ago of the parents and chicks.

Thought I'd share them. Thanks to Stan and Geordie for flickr comments

Great Crested Grebe and Chicks by Alan Wennington, on Flickr

Much too big by Alan Wennington, on Flickr

And this is how you walk on water son !! by Alan Wennington, on Flickr

Bringing home dinner by Alan Wennington, on Flickr

All in a flap by Alan Wennington, on Flickr



Link Posted 14/08/2013 - 19:05
Super set


Link Posted 14/08/2013 - 20:40
Fantastic and interesting shots Alan. For a minute in the first one I thought it was carrying that flower stem in its beak for a bit of home decor. The chicks always remind me of humbugs!


Link Posted 14/08/2013 - 22:51
Wonderful shots, full of action and interest. My favorites are 2 & 3. Least favorite, because of the flower in the way, is 1.
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Link Posted 15/08/2013 - 02:32
Very nice Alan.
C&C welcome.


Link Posted 15/08/2013 - 20:17
Thanks guys - much appreciated



Link Posted 15/08/2013 - 20:24
Very good to see the birds so close up living their lives doing as they do. Great observations. Were you far enough away that they were unaware of you or was there any hiding needed ?
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Link Posted 15/08/2013 - 21:00
I too have never got that close, wonderful stuff Alan.


Link Posted 15/08/2013 - 21:22
Thanks Gents

I was completely in the open Nigel and they will have known I was there. In their current location they have a lot of passers by and are unfazed



Link Posted 15/08/2013 - 21:53
mm very good indeed
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