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.
HI these re wonderful shots and it certainly was helpful to see the 2 different Grebes together.ReplyDelete
Great that the bird was still there. It's beautiful.ReplyDelete
Such lovely birds. Good photo comparison of the grebes.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Andrea @ From the Sol
Pretty shots of the grebe! And I love the last shot of the two together, great capture. Have a happy week!ReplyDelete
Beautiful clear shots :D)ReplyDelete
Frodsham in Cheshire, you have such cool town names in the UK! And some pretty terrific birds too. Great shots of this handsome bird.ReplyDelete
not seen this one before; lovely series AdamReplyDelete
Lovely clear shots of the Red-necked Grebe, on what appears to be a bright sunny morning. Thank you for your visit.:)ReplyDelete
glad you threw in that comparison shot. such a pretty grebe he is!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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?ReplyDelete
Oh I've never heard of "Red-necked Grebe"; they are very colorful and lovely in your wonderful pictures♡♡♡ReplyDelete
Sincerely from Japan xoxo Miyako*
Terrific opportunity! And in breeding plumage! Very nice comparison shot with the Great Crested Grebe.ReplyDelete
Really nice photographs, Adam.
I'm a fan We do not see them that often in FlReplyDelete
Lovely captures :)ReplyDelete
Nice to see it in its bright summer plumage. Well done Adam.ReplyDelete
Lovely bird photosReplyDelete
Wonderful series of images of beautiful bird.ReplyDelete