However, great to see the 2 Great-Crested Grebe chicks looking big enough to be immune from the attacks of most predators. The only threats they got were from their parents, who for at least 30 hectic minutes were bringing in new nest material to a site in front of the hide, and took exception to their young examining the weed for invertebrates and berated them with sharp pecks to their napes. Looks like they will try for a second brood, and certainly in the last 2 years they have relaid after losing their first clutch.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Just back from a week in Poland (9 Woodpecker species, Aquatic Warbler, thousands of White-Winged Black Terns, Cranes, Bluethroat, Citrine Wagtail, Red-necked Grebe, Penduline Tit, Corncrake, L.S. and White-Tailed Eagle, Golden Oriole, Thrush Nightingale, the highlights among 155 species), and a trip to L. Cyd to empty the bins! Talk about back to reality!