Whos keeping an eye on me....

Monday, 16 July 2012

New species for my UK life list

Black Necked Grebe:

Not a particularly difficult species to find, but this one has been hanging around the fringes of my UK list for a few years ..... on more than a few occasions I had reminded myself that "I must pop over to Warrington" well I never did, until Sunday, when I decided it was about time.

Once I had parked up it took me less than a minute to locate them, 5 adults and 3 juveniles. Unfortunatly the light was either non existant or way too harsh, and with the birds being distant in the large expanse of water this was about the best image I was going to get.

Juvenile Black Necked Grebe
(at Houghton Green Flash 15th July 2012)


the adults are a very smart bird .....

so they will have to wait for another day to get onto my website
Still a great hours birding seeing a lovely species for the first time, and of course the thrill of upping the list by one more

5 comments:

Gary said...

Nice capture. The young guys are so hard to catch up to!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jill said...

Lovely capture. The reflection is splendid!

Andrew said...

Far better than I would call a "record shot" Dave.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Much better than I could do.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - nice bird to add to your list.

I thought I’d let you know that I stepped into the void caused by Springmans decision to close down World Bird Wednesday by setting up Wild Bird Wednesday (!).
Feel free to visit and link.

Stewart M