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Meet the Grebes

By moiral
Morning all. What do you do when you wake at 5am and can't get back to sleep. Go to a local loch of course. These shots were taken at Forfar Loch early this morning. I had heard there were grebes there, but never expected to see the nest.
V1 is Mum, Dad and baby. Now my wee book says that grebes only have 1 brood, however considering this is definitely their chick, have a look at V2. Catch up later this evening. Thanks for C&Cs on yesterday's upload.

Tags: Greater crested grebe Wildlife and nature Forfar Loch

Voters: gazlowe, NaturesHaven, Lillian and 46 more

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Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 11:49AM
Now those my friend are perfectly them both
but my UA is for the first image...beautifully captured and has it all!!
so have a kingfisher on meGrin
saeidNL 12 3 Netherlands
19 Jun 2012 11:51AM
Two fantastic and lovely capture,indeed,very well done,
19 Jun 2012 11:53AM
Lovely captures of these beautiful birds................nice one Moira.

19 Jun 2012 11:58AM
An unusual story here Moira, good for you not lying in bed uncomfortable when you could get out and find this.

barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 12:00PM
great images... bet you were glad you couldnt get back to sleeo
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
19 Jun 2012 12:41PM
Hope to catch up with the pair we found nesting tomorrow all being well......Well done on this Moira

RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
19 Jun 2012 12:58PM
Gosh, that was an early start.......I was just falling over then (not literally of course).
As Lillian says, a fine capture in both shots, Moira.
TonyDy Plus
13 55 3 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 2:16PM
Lovely shots, Moira.
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
19 Jun 2012 2:44PM
Wonderful family gathering, Moira, two superb captures. Carol
19 Jun 2012 2:51PM
Excellent captures Moira, V2 slightly preferred,
two lovely photos GrinGrinGrin
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
19 Jun 2012 3:03PM
Two first class shots Moira - I'll have to wake up early if results like this can be achieved.SmileSmileSmile
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
19 Jun 2012 3:07PM
I have just went to my bed at 5am a few times Moira,
but I have never got up at that time !!
Good shots.
jdinne 18 16 England
19 Jun 2012 3:15PM
Moira two stunning shots, just perfect. Well worth the early hour.

carper123 Plus
10 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 3:26PM
Fantastic image and composition Moira, a wonderful capture, right up there with your best work.
Well done.
Darryl. xSmileSmileSmile
Redpoll 10 Wales
19 Jun 2012 3:39PM
Very good image of a Grebe family Moira. Steve. Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
19 Jun 2012 3:50PM
Lovely family portraits, Moira, worth getting out of bed early for! Smile
Trev Smile
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 4:18PM
Two shots well worth the early morning tripSmile
PattiW 16 24 2 United States
19 Jun 2012 4:53PM
National Geographic quality here, Patti
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 5:01PM
two belters moira wonderful colour and detail super tones and reflections v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 5:27PM
Super family shot in V1
19 Jun 2012 5:38PM
Fantastic images. Great PoV.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
19 Jun 2012 7:23PM
The early worm catches the grebe, Moira. What's 5am in proper money!! Excellent captures.

SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 7:45PM
What a sight to see at 5am and they are super shots. I was also awake at 5am having a diabetic hypo so I shared a banana with Bertie. Hope you get a proper nights sleep but I wouldn't mind waking at 5am to see the Grebes.
Frase 13 Scotland
19 Jun 2012 9:24PM
Two wonderful shots.
19 Jun 2012 9:26PM
Moira ! fantastic images, wonderful to see.just back and had a great time )Wink
pdcche 11 4 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 9:44PM
Two nice captures Moira, V1 for me, Peter
Start packing tomorrow, YEAH
Growmore 13 4 3 England
19 Jun 2012 11:21PM
Lovely captures of this family of beautiful Grebes Moira.

LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 11:39PM
Two enchanting shots of this lovely family.
20 Jun 2012 9:26PM
Exellent set Moira,lucky you.well done..Lin
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
20 Jun 2012 11:58PM
I think she has some explaining to do.
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 11:40AM
Two cracking shots. Always think the Grebe chicks look a bit zebra like. paul

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