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Grey Heron

A couple of shots of a grey heron taken at Wilstone reservoir near  Tring in Hertfordshire.

 

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Wren

A few shots of a wren ruffling his feathers, presumably displaying some mating behaviour.  Taken a Wilstone reservoir near Tring, Hertfordshire.

 

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Great Crested Grebe with Crayfish

A few shots of a great crested grebe having just caught what I believe to be a crayfish.  The shots range from the initial catch to the demise of the poor crayfish, it’s always amazing to see the size of fish that a Grebe can handle.  Taken at Wilstone reservoir near Tring in Hertfordshire.

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White Mallard

Mallard ducks are probably the most common ducks in the UK, however, a white mallard is slightly more unusual.  I stopped for this mallard as the sunlight partially illuminated its white feathers and whilst preening, it emphasised the unique textures and shape of its feathers.

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Greylag with Goslings

A few shots of a Greylag goose with goslings taken at Wilstone reservoir in Tring, Hertfordshire.

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Great Crested Grebes Confrontation

The message is simple here, don’t come in between a pair of courting great crested grebes.  The unwanted visitor was quickly dealt with and left with a bruised ego.  The shots were taken at a distance and clearly it would have been better if the action was closer however, I suppose its not something you see every day.

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Courting Great Crested Grebes

A few shots of a couple of great crested grebes carrying out their elaborate courtship dance.  It would have been ideal if the weather had been better and the grebes closer to shore however, this was the first time I had observed this behaviour.

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Great Crested Grebe with catch!

I followed this great crested grebe for an hour whilst it was diving, fortunately my patience eventually paid off.  Taken at Wilstone reservoir near Tring, Hertfordshire.

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