Slavonian Grebes - another lifer!

February 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

For well over a week now up in northern Lincolnshire, Cleethorpes Country Park to be exact; there has been 2, possibly a true pair, of Slavonian Grebes so took a trip there to see the birds for the first time in the flesh! The birds are in there winter plumage and look totally different when they are in breeding colours.

The birds were pretty mobile but the gathering group of birders soon imparted information on the activities of the birds and also their favourite spot near a foot bridge at the end of the large lake they are on currently. After a while the birds made their way to their top spot and came surprisingly close to the group of about 15 birders awaiting them at the foot bridge.

I managed some nice shots and look forward to seeing them in the summer when in their more colourful garb!

I missed out on another 'lifer on this visit that being a Red Necked Grebe, the birds was reported as being about at the same time but was not seen sadly, next time eh?


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