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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Black Necked Grebe - Napton Reservoir

My last Black Necked Grebe was in 2008 so it was on my "red list" of birds I was keen to see. A chance look on Twitter saw a tweet by Keith Yates informing that one was present at Napton Reservoir. Unfortunately, due to circumstances, I could not visit until nearly 1900 this evening, hoping that it would still be around. Meeting Keith on the bank, the bird was located in the distant reed bed and when it came into the open, chose to dive regularly! A difficult bird to observe but it is ticked!

Then, just as the light was fading, a Hobby presented itself over thew water.

1 comment:

Max Silverman said...

I was luckier on wednesday morning Kevin when it came close to the bridge but the sun was right in my eyes.