Monday, August 11, 2014

Black-necked Grebe, Baston & Langtoft

I found this little fellow at the "passing place' pit on the crossroads road to the Cross Drain (Baston & Langtoft pits, South Lincs) a couple of days ago. This small pit has punched above its weight in the last couple of years, turning up Great White Egret, Water Pipit, Little Tern, Turnstone, Avocet & Knot (so I'm told). ANd now this grebe, which I think is a juvenile. I wonder where it hatched, especially as the pit complex has apparently had breeding attempts previously and summer pairs have been seen in the not too distant past... It takes my PBC year list up to 177.

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