Great Crested Grebe with Chicks AKA Humbugs!

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I have been following a pair of Great Crested Grebes at Watermead Lake, Aylesbury for a few weeks since their chicks hatched only a few weeks ago (mid April). The Grebes are a stunning bird particularly during their courtship rituals. … Continue reading

Great Crested Grebe with Lunch!

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A few shots of a great crested grebe with lunch, taken at Watermead Lake, Aylesbury. © [John Mallaney] and [www.johnmallaney.com], [2021]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is … Continue reading

Great Crested Grebes and Chicks (Humbugs)

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The resident pair of Great Crested Grebes feeding their chicks (AKA Humbugs – after the sweet) at Watermead Lake, Aylesbury. © [John Mallaney] and [www.johnmallaney.com], [2021]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this … Continue reading

Great Crested Grebe with Catch!

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Still find it amazing how such a relatively small grebe can manage to swallow such a large fish with ease. Not an expert on fish but think the unfortunate victim may be a Tench. Taken at Watermead Lake, Aylesbury. © … Continue reading

Running on Water

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Not only do Coots swim and dive, apparently they also have this clever trick where they run on water! Taken at Watermead Lake, Aylesbury.

Clever Coot!

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Here’s Looking at you Kid!

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A Coot and chick at Watermead Lake, Aylesbury.

Coot with Chick

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Cormorant vs Tench

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Whilst out and about at Watermead Lake, Aylesbury I managed to catch this struggle between a cormorant and a rather large and unfortunate Tench. The struggle lasted nearly 6 minutes until the cormorant was in a position to dispatch the … Continue reading