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Old Friday 24th November 2006, 19:14   #1
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Grebe ID please - UK

Attached are a couple of not too good photos "snatched" from a video taken a few weeks back in Wales.
Is this an immature Red Necked Grebe?
Thanks in advance...there is a tale attached to this which I will tell when I have an ID
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Old Friday 24th November 2006, 19:20   #2
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Attached are a couple of not too good photos "snatched" from a video taken a few weeks back in Wales.
Is this an immature Red Necked Grebe?
Thanks in advance...there is a tale attached to this which I will tell when I have an ID
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Its a Red-necked Grebe - see the cap coming below the eye unlike Great Crested.

Not sure about the age. One I saw last weekend still had obvious juvenile plumage but I'm not sure if that is usual.
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Old Friday 24th November 2006, 20:04   #4
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Thanks Mike and Andrew.
Our friends in Powys found this bird in the stream at the bottom of their garden, obviously having trouble in shallow water. They caught the bird and put it on their garden pond (33' x 17') to recover and it repaid them by eating most of the goldfish not already eaten by a visiting Otter!! It then departed.:-)
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that certainly an interesting garden tick! good to hear it went away fine.
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Thanks Mike and Andrew.
Our friends in Powys found this bird in the stream at the bottom of their garden, obviously having trouble in shallow water. They caught the bird and put it on their garden pond (33' x 17') to recover and it repaid them by eating most of the goldfish not already eaten by a visiting Otter!! It then departed.:-)
Got to be a good record. Worth letting the county recorder know the details.
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What an excellent swap - a few goldfish for a resuscitating a Red-necked Grebe and attracting an Otter!
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Not sure about the age. One I saw last weekend still had obvious juvenile plumage but I'm not sure if that is usual.
The extent of yellow on the bill could indicate juvenile - but hard to be sure from these photos.
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