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November 28, 2013 / viewsfromasmallisland

Elegance with feathers

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There are few birds with greater elegance than the Great Crested Grebe. Here, looking slightly less stunning in winter plumage but still a looker. I was lucky to get this shot as they usually dive as a defence whenever approached.



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  1. John Mallaney / Nov 28 2013 9:13 pm

    Agreed, very elegant. Nice shot.

  2. piratesophia / Nov 29 2013 12:25 am

    So pretty. Very elegant. Great shot.

  3. Nikkid's Studios / Nov 29 2013 1:52 am

    Awesome shot!

  4. alainafae / Nov 29 2013 1:55 am

    I bet those birds could be beautifully rendered in charcoal sketches 🙂 Thanks for sharing; neat bird, interesting photo

  5. Ethel and Everett Go RVing / Nov 29 2013 3:07 pm

    Thank you for sharing. Everett & I are tremendous bird-nerds. One of our favorite local (central Florida) birds are the Sandhill Cranes who can be elegant or silly (their mating dance is hysterical to watch!). Your Grebe is gorgeous – love his “haircut”!

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Nov 29 2013 3:22 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it. If you look up Great Crested Grebe on YouTube, you’ll find another ridiculous mating dance that you will enjoy. It is sheer joy to watch. It mesmerise me every time and is one of nature’s wonders to me. I know you have a similar grebe in the States, which also does this.

  6. Susanne Leist / Dec 5 2013 3:01 pm

    England looks beautiful. I visited England for the first time this past August. I only toured London. Next time, I must see more of the countryside.

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Dec 5 2013 5:47 pm

      Please do. I understand why everyone wants to see the sights but there is so much more to the UK than London. The people outside London are much friendlier and welcoming, there’s more space, less noise. In fact, I’m delighted so many people want to be in London as it leaves so much room for the rest of us. Come and explore.

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