Sadly, the pair of grebes I’ve been working on lately failed to nest. They selected a nest site and built a nice platform to nest in, I assume eggs were laid but one morning they seemed unsettled and weren’t incubating. Eventually they both left the nest site and began fishing on an adjacent pool. I could see into the nest from about 20 meters away. No eggs! Perhaps they’d been predated overnight. Nonetheless they continued to fish in the pool I was watching and working with a floating hide. A a bonus this reed bunting sang nicely from the edge of the reed bed.