Exe Estuary Slavonian Grebe

The resident Slavonian Grebe was in its favoured haunt off the railway steps near Cockwood at lunchtime.  It has retained an arc of dark feathering around its cheek - not typical of winter plumage (perhaps somehow related to its inability to fly?). Its wings are all there, as shown by shots of it flapping.

Posted November 22nd, 2015 at 5:03 pm by Dave Smallshire in General Birding