September 17, 2010

Pics - Valentines Park

Today it was the Great Crested Grebe chick's turn to be followed by two gulls: every time he shot out of the water with a catch they closed in on him, but he defeated them by swiftly diving back down again! He also repeated his "scooting" over the surface of the water- a rapid, long scoot. This time he seemed to do it on his own accord- perhaps as a flying exercise? Inspite of all this adult behaviour, however, he was still searching out hisparents and hovering near them cheeping...

Two Cormorants were on the boats again and several Tufted Ducks. Gillian Ware

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