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Great Crested Grebe

By rangerpaul
Thanks to all who viewed and commented on yesterdays. It's always appreciated!
Keeping the wildlife theme going this is a Juvenile GCG. I've watched these grow through the year and this one is now adult sized. It's still got it stripes though and will keep them for a little while yet. They're at the stage now were they are learning to hunt and are diving under after their parents. Not seen them catch anything yet.
A good tip for snapping these birds is watch where they go. They always move in a figure eight pattern so get yourself hidden away on part of the route and sure enough they will come back your way sooner or later!
Once again, thanks for taking the time to comment.


Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: janty66, KevSB, shaz4 and 27 more

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janty66 13 3 England
30 Sep 2008 5:42PM
wonderful image, top shot..
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
30 Sep 2008 6:26PM
Excellent image and very handy tips Paul. Love these when there this colour plumage. Ron.
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 6:41PM
Excellent shot Paul; great ripples and reflection and lovely fluffy detail Smile
Fascinating reading all the info too and particularly about the figure of 8 pattern
BURNSIE 12 25 4 England
30 Sep 2008 7:17PM
Nice capture. Burnsie
MTT 12
30 Sep 2008 7:34PM
good pic
30 Sep 2008 8:40PM
ahh cute and fluffy.
Shroomer 14 14 167 England
30 Sep 2008 9:24PM
Great shot Paul and well exposed. Did you know that the majority of time they actually eat the fish whilst under water,
Rach1970 12 14 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 9:32PM
Love the ripples as well as the main subject.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
30 Sep 2008 10:00PM
Like the foreground patterns and the details in this Paul - works well.
Regards Richard.
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
30 Sep 2008 10:42PM
Thanks for the tip Paul... I've been trying to get some grebes for 2 years now on our local lake...

Excellent pic too Smile
Cheers, Goggz
fentiger 19 920 24 England
1 Oct 2008 8:05AM
Essential to view large. Lovely detailed capture Paul.

pmorgan 14 217 13 England
2 Oct 2008 7:56PM
Playing catch up Paul!

AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
13 Oct 2008 2:38PM
Minimalist and serene - very lovely image. The detail in the large is well worth looking at!
AnnieK 15 96 Spain
20 Oct 2008 9:20AM
Lovely shot.
Fantastic PF you have.


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