Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 315 - Australasian Grebe

I took a brief walk around one of my local wetland sites this weekend - its recently had a lot of work done to it, replacing an old boardwalk and such like.  It seemed pretty quiet at first - which was not a surprise given how much disturbance the work must have caused - but eventually this Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae) emerged from the reeds.

As you can see, it was not a windy day!  Also you can see how the grebe managed to dislodge a feature from its body when it was having a bit of a shake.  Keep an eye open for the big, flanged feet.











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19 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

i am glad to see that your A Grebe poses better than our Little grebe and these are erey good images. i am off again tomorrow to the i.O.W. but hope to be able to link in myself. Thanks for hosting and have a great week

Brian King said...

Beautiful bird! These are great photos!

Chris Rohrer said...

I love these little grebes. Any grebe is a cool bird really:) Reminds me of a mix between our Least and Pied-billed Grebes

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What a little gem of a bird! Not one I ever managed to spot myself. YAM xx

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Beautiful series, Stewart. That foot is amazing!

Rhodesia said...

Lovely collection of photos and I really like the reflections, magic. Cheers Diane

Marie Smith said...

Great photos. The reflections add to them too.

David Gascoigne said...

Great series of pictures. The reflections add a special appeal.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Shake shake shake those feathers!!! I love grebes and this is a wonderful series.

italiafinlandia said...

Very neat and nice shots.
The Grebe is so cute!

Cloudia said...

Fine shots!

photodoug said...

Stewart, nice capture of the Australasian Grebe. Thanks for sharing.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love those breads that look they've just been freaked out of a decade of life.

A Colorful World said...

Really wonderful photos! The grebe is so lovely but also the water and the reeds!

Missy George said...

My what beady little eyes they have..Love the down..at least it looks like down..so fluffy.Nice series and wonderful reflections..That door gets a big Wow!!!

Wally Jones said...

Grebes are so cute! Great images, Stewart. The reflections of the bird and reeds really add a nice dimension.

Looks like this bird didn't mind the construction at all. Hopefully, as the season progresses, you'll find many other species which like the improvements!

Hope your winter has been a good one for you.

Lady Fi said...

Very pretty!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, The Grebes are adorable. Great series of photos.
Enjoy your day and week ahead.

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome photos of the Grebe!

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