Slavonian Grebe Kingsbridge Estuary 7 January

Three photos of a Slavonian Grebe showing how its jizz changes depending on whether the bird is fluffing up its wings between dives or appearing to lie lower and more sleekly in the water immediately before diving.  The bill was often held slightly open.

The grebe was observed at a fairly close range (a first time for this observer) and for about 5 minutes.

Slavonian Grebe swimming between dives Slavonian grebe diving Slavonian Grebe prior to next dive
Slavonian Grebe swimming between dives     Slavonian grebe diving     Slavonian Grebe prior to next dive

Posted January 12th, 2018 at 9:23 am by Michael Woodman Smith in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts