I think I have taken more images of Great Crested Grebes over the years than any other bird. Now that I am able to get about more I have been able to visit locations where I have previously enjoyed looking at and photographing grebes.
It is that time of the year when they perform their elaborate courtship and mating rituals. I visited a location not far from home where there had been recent activity from the grebes. The weather although cold was ideal for photography with brilliant spring sunshine to light up the activity.
The grebes were nest building and mating close to a quiet country lane. It was possible to be concealed from the grebes and they went about their business without being disturbed.
Shown below are a sequence of images showing the grebes mating, nest building and I was pleased to see on my last visit that one egg had been laid.
I will of course be visiting on a regular basis and hopefully more eggs will be laid and eventually the baby grebes will be seen out and about riding on their mother’s back and being fed by their father.
So if all goes well I will be able to bring you more images of these delightful birds.