Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Red-necked Grebe

On Sunday morning I nipped over to Frodsham in Cheshire to try and catch up with a long staying Red-necked Grebe. I'd been meaning to get along here for a few weeks, but hadn't quite managed it. The bird had not been reported for a few days, so I was unsure if my journey would be a fruitful one.
After a long walk through head high reeds and nettles, I got to the area where it had been staying and saw a couple of other birders who kindly confirmed it was still here. I had a short wait for it to come to our side of the River Weaver and then another wait for the sun to appear. It was all very worthwhile though as I got to see this lovely bird in all  it's Summer plumage. Stunning.









And just for comparison, here it is alongside a Great Crested Grebe.

19 comments:

  1. HI these re wonderful shots and it certainly was helpful to see the 2 different Grebes together.

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  2. Great that the bird was still there. It's beautiful.

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  3. Such lovely birds. Good photo comparison of the grebes.

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  4. He is a handsome and and a rare find. I think I would have waited long hours to see him as well ... though I am not sure I would have climbed through head high nettle. That is one wicked plant. Great pictures and I am so glad you made the effort.

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  5. Pretty shots of the grebe! And I love the last shot of the two together, great capture. Have a happy week!

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  6. Beautiful clear shots :D)

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  7. Frodsham in Cheshire, you have such cool town names in the UK! And some pretty terrific birds too. Great shots of this handsome bird.

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  8. not seen this one before; lovely series Adam

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  9. Lovely clear shots of the Red-necked Grebe, on what appears to be a bright sunny morning. Thank you for your visit.:)

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  10. glad you threw in that comparison shot. such a pretty grebe he is!

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  11. It was worth the wait and the walk Adam. You got some really clear pictures of the grebe and of course it's brilliant to see it in the same frame as a Great Crested Brebe for size comparison.

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  12. Oh he is gorgeous. I love Grebes , even our (relatively ) plain ones. This one would be a joy to see. I saw one of ours carrying her babies on her back once. A birding highlight! I wonder if all grebes do that?

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  13. Oh I've never heard of "Red-necked Grebe"; they are very colorful and lovely in your wonderful pictures♡♡♡

    Sincerely from Japan xoxo Miyako*

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  14. Terrific opportunity! And in breeding plumage! Very nice comparison shot with the Great Crested Grebe.

    Really nice photographs, Adam.

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  15. I'm a fan We do not see them that often in Fl

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  16. Nice to see it in its bright summer plumage. Well done Adam.

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  17. Wonderful series of images of beautiful bird.

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