Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Black Necked Grebe - Napton Reservoir

Black Necked Grebe with a torticollis! Or thinking its a "wryneck"!


A visit to Napton Reservoir, late Tuesday, produced very distant views of the Black necked Grebe, a bird that I had not seen in three years. Today, a very pleasant hour was again spent at the reservoir, in the company of Dennis Woodward, watching the Grebe which was now much more obliging. Indeed, it was, at times, coming in to within 10 - 20 feet!

Also of note were Sedge Warbler, two drake Pochard and Gadwall.












6 comments:

Keith (Boatbirder) said...

Ah Bless You Kevin, at last some decent shots of this illusive little fellow! Well Done mate.


Regards

Keith

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers, Keith. Made up for Tuesday evening!

Max Silverman said...

Well done Kevin.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Max - a lovely couple of hours.

Andrew Haynes said...

Excellent work Kevin , been following your blog , for a little while , and thanks to you managed to get some shots of this little guy yesterday.

First time I have seen one

Thanks :0)

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers, Andrew and many thanks for taking the time to comment. An excellent bird on a local water. Glad I was of some assistance.