Yesterday and the last two times I have been to Bicton over a period of 14 days there have been two diving ducks on the small lake (artificial Pond).  One is clearly a little grebe and the two keep near each other diving and feeding together.   From photos the larger one does not look like a little Grebe, but is it?  Can anyone clear this up for me?  I have never seen a Little Grebe on this smaller pond, they usually and very shy and when seen on the large lake disappear fast.

Rob Jerrard 


Eds: yes the left hand photo is of Little Grebe (moulting  juv) the right hand photo  is a  juv/1st winter Tufted Duck

Posted October 13th, 2016 at 8:48 am by Rob Jerrard in Bird News