More Grebe Images from a floating hide, but a failed nest.

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.

 

Reed Bunting
Male singing in reeds
Great Crested Grebe
Adult male bird preparing to fish
Great Crested Grebe
Bathed in early morning sunshine
Great Crested Grebe
Take off
Great Crested Grebe
Display
Great Crested Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
‘Untidy’ female on a still misty morning
Great Crested Grebe
Getting ready to fish

 

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