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


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