Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Little Grebe Diving

For some weeks now the Little grebe has made the lower river it's winter home, feeding on sticklebacks and other pinhead fish.

                        I had the good fortune to see it close up and diving beside the Merryton bridge the other day. The powder puff effect is lovely and gives it warmth and buoyancy. You can see just how small it is beside an inquisitive Mallard - in the short diving clip below.

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