Saturday, 10 September 2016

Little little grebes

It seems to have been a good year for little grebes.  The young are now independent and becoming successful fishers. These youngsters were catching a fish on almost every dive.

This one has a three-spined stickleback.

And this one has a ten-spined stickleback.

The birds shake the fish vigorously to subdue them before swallowing them but occasionally lose their grip and the fish escapes.

1 comment:

  1. We've seen a chick for the first time on our local pond this year!