I'm lucky to have some Black-necked Grebes that visit locally during the winter and early Spring months. These little divers are never easy to pick out on a large body of water, but when the sun is shining in the right direction it can be a little easier to pick them out. Thankfully this pair were not stuck under the vegetation around the edge, but out a little and enjoying the warmth of the sun.
These pictures are heavily cropped, as they were distant and I do not try to get too close to these birds. I used my tripod (which I rarely use) and good old fashioned fieldcraft, and patience.
Lovely! Have been to Staines Reservoirs today & saw 8 of these beauties quite close-in & all in breeding plumage.ReplyDelete
I've yet to see a grebe but they are such handsome creatures. Beautifully photographed, Adam.ReplyDelete
Wonderful images. the red eye is very distinctive of that Grebe. Have a lovely weekend and stay safe.ReplyDelete
Very nice captures!ReplyDelete
Great captures of the Black-necked Grebe, they are pretty. I like the cute Coot. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend!
They sure have red eyes that show up good! We have a small Grebe here in Florida and they are very shy. We never see one up close. You did great taking these photos.ReplyDelete
Such red eyes!ReplyDelete
Excellent pictures! The eyes are startling.ReplyDelete
Thanks for a most wonderful series of images shared ...ReplyDelete
~Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'
Very pretty series!ReplyDelete
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Very pretty photos!ReplyDelete
What lovely birds, great photos!ReplyDelete