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Little Grebe

Observed: 19th February 2011 By: Michael HartupMichael Hartup’s reputation in BirdsMichael Hartup’s reputation in Birds

Small bird, near a group of Mallard, Mandarin and a coot. Much smaller size than any of the ducks. It was diving frequently near the edge of the river. I tried to get a photo - and as you can see I failed!
I was surprised by the colours that came out - and you get an idea of the shape of the bird.
Surely it's the wrong time of year to be a juvenile anything?
It couldn't be a phalarope could it?

Species interactions

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Many thanks

I see it now! Doh.

I should have looked harder at 'divers and grebes'... given that it was er... diving! I could probably do with diversifying from just the big RSPB book too.