July 05, 2010

Story - Valentines Park Grebes

This morning the Valentines' Great Crested Grebes had vacated their nest for a rather unsavory island of algae on the Boating Lake.
This the male bird was trying to convert into a raft, dashing backwards and forwards with largesticks and weeds!
I was very happy to see that the chick was safely on its mother's back,although on several occasions it slid off to test out the water...
By the mid afternoon the activated boats had disturbed this refuge and thebirds were skulking nearer the shore under the trees.

ps... The Egyptian Geese still had three ducklings I am glad to say... Gillian Ware

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