Hersey Nature Reserve

Little Grebe

Little Grebe#1Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 6th January 2016

The extremely high water levels and associated flooding at Hersey recently have forced some of the birds to change their normal feeding habits and these little grebe were feeding much closer to the bird hide than they normally do.  This meant that I was able to get some reasonable shots of them despite the poor lighting conditions.  They are, however, extremely wary of people and they would dive under the water and swim away as soon as they saw me.

Little Grebe#2Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 6th January 2016

Little Grebe#3Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 6th January 2016