Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Slavonian Grebe at Ferry Meadows


Now I've seen this Slavonian Grebe (or Horned Grebe if you prefer), I only need Red-necked to complete the Grebe Collection for the PBC area.

Mike and I went before work, and BOY was he twitchy before we bumped into Matt Webb who'd refound it... The light then was appalling, but fortunately the bird stayed until lunchtime at least when conditions were slightly better.

It came quite close to us at one point, but digiscoping wasn't easy - the bird moved fairly fast and being so close, it was tricky to track. Oh, and it kept diving as well. And, when the sun did come out, the bird was directly in front of it...

photo taken with Nikon Coolpix 995 + Leica Apo Televid 62 with 16x eyepiece