Hersey Nature Reserve

Great Crested Grebe

Great Crested GrebeGreat Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 23rd July 2015

Great Crested Grebes have often been seen out in the Solent but this appears to be the first time that one has been seen on the lagoons within the Hersey Nature Reserve.  It settled in quite quickly, feeding mostly in the east lagoon, and was seen regularly for a period of about four weeks in July & August before flying off.

Great Crested Grebe#2Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 23rd July 2015

Great Crested Grebe#4Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 25th July 2015

Great Crested Grebe#3Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus  28th July 2015.