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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Fighting Little Grebes

I went back upto the London Wetland Centre today; not much about but an abundance of Little Grebes - some of which were having quite viscous fights.  Needless to say I wasn't ready for the fast movement but...




There were many Little Grebes in the reserve today...


it was there a minute ago!!

Upended Gadwalls..


many Little Grebes were fighting - 4 of the at one time!!  Some of the pics not that good but the speed at which they whizzed across the water was incredible..










and with Panasonic G3 with 45mm lens









and around my garden

The wisteria starting to be in leaf; no idea what colour it's going to be though... just hope the frost and anticipated snow later this week doesn't kill off the new growth!!


8 comments:

Wilma said...

Those little grebes have such an innocent look, but I wouldn't want to see one coming toward me at speed! Another round of lovely shots.

Rohrerbot said...

Nice action series going on with the Grebes...very fun:) Looks like your garden is getting into full swing:)

Frank said...

I think you did exceptionally well to capture all that frantic territorial action. I watched similar goings on with male Mallards trying to drown each other recently!

Glo said...

What a wonderful and varied selection of photos, so clear and bright. A belated happy birthday to you!

oldcrow61 said...

I love the shots of the grebes running across the water. Very cute reptile.

Lesley Anderson said...

Loving your blog! Your photos are stunning. Thank you!

Roy said...

Super Grebe Shots Tricia and super macros with the G3.

Tricia said...

HI Wilma - me neither; I had no idea they could be so aggressive!

Hi Rohrebot... thanks - spring is springing.

Frank - I was lucky that we had good light!! and boy! - they do move fast. Saw you were 'down my way' recently... I must explore Pagham..

Glo - thank you for the birthday wishes.

OC - those little birds have a remarkable turn of speed...

Lesley - thank you for dropping by and leaving such a kind comment..hope to see you again

Roy - thank you. Just getting used to the G3...not sure touch screen is such a good thing - switched off in the main now ;)

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