Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Red-necked Grebe!

Brian Stone has been muttering darkly about Red-necked Grebes for a few weeks now, and look, here's one that Kevin Wicks found at Ferry Meadows earlier (well, yesterday)!

It was about 7.50am when Mike and I - the Early Birders (?) - arrived at FM to search for the grebe. We were very jammy when Mike got onto it quickly, then I saw it, and then it promptly disappeared and couldn't be refound by 8.30am. We left FM regular Don Gardener looking for it... would it be seen again?

Luck was on our side, because Brian put out a texted e-mail thingy onto Peterbirder at lunchtime to say he'd refound it and we had far, far better, closer, longer views than we expected.

Mike, Brian and Kevin Du Rose have far better pics than me, but I don't care. Hurrah! PBC area tick #199!

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

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