They did it!

In each of the two major flood episodes on the Somerset Levels earlier this year the Little Grebe were washed out of the nest before hatching. They’ve finally managed to raise young! The juveniles are coming along fine and getting about on the water.

Here are my favourite images from the pictures I took on the 23rd August 2012 at RSPB Greylake.


Watch carefully


Your turn


Gulp!


Next


Wait for me


Turning the corner

Over at RSPB Ham Wall the story had been similar, but there too late breeding has been successful. You have to hand it to Grebe in general – they’re persistent.

Glare off the water can be an issue at Ham Wall at certain times. I think I was able to exploit it in these last two images.


The vastness of things


Somewhere to go?

Comments

26 Aug, 2012
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muddywalters said:

Excellent news, blog and photos Malcolm.

29 Aug, 2012
Humbug
phili said:

Glad to hear of their success,good shots my friend.

29 Aug, 2012
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jane said:

Ah thats a lovely success story Malcolm ! Beautiful photos of this smashing little family....:o))

30 Aug, 2012
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bonkersbon said:

Brilliant news M....and great shots particularly the first two....lessons in life and survival.

31 Aug, 2012
Dipper
david said:

Am in awe of their determination. Fascinating shots and insight, Malcolm.

7 Jan, 2013
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saucy said:

The water in those images looks so clear and cold. I so love the last shot.
He looks rather sad in that image like he has the weight of the world on his shoulder. Would you mind if I used the picture as a background?

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