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Old Sunday 7th August 2005, 19:54   #1
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Baby Grebes and Little Grebes

Duddingston Loch, Edinburgh, is host to a family of Great Crested Grebe - the first sighting of the chicks was around Thursday of last week, seen by my brother. We went to see if we could get some photos today. My brother and I were surprised how close in the grebes came to the bank, considering it's a fairly busy public park. This gave a very good photo opportunity. The grebe chicks were buzzing around confidently, often hitching a lift on the adults' backs. A fantastic sight! Also seen were Little Grebe fishing.

Back home I had great views of the local young buzzard, in Roslin Glen. There isn't room to include these but a link to pics of this bird is: http://www.geocities.com/roslin_nature/SPbuzzard.html
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Old Sunday 7th August 2005, 21:27   #2
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Nice photos! Thanks for sharing, Barbara
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Neil,
Great shots of a really interesting family! Last week we saw our first Eared Grebes and they were carrying young on their backs as in your photo. Fantastic.
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Old Monday 8th August 2005, 14:54   #4
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Great photos Neil! Must have been a great sight.
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Super photos, do you reckon they're still there? Off work for a couple of days so could pop down there to have a peek.
( Is the white thing in the background in photo 3 a swan feather? )
On the subject of the buzzards, how many youngsters have you got there this year,
do you think?
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Super photos, do you reckon they're still there? Off work for a couple of days so could pop down there to have a peek.
( Is the white thing in the background in photo 3 a swan feather? )
On the subject of the buzzards, how many youngsters have you got there this year,
do you think?
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The GCG's have been at Duddingston for a long time. As the chicks are just over a week old they won't be going anywhere fast. Neil and I also saw a kingfisher from Hangman's rock at the east end of the loch (as did others) so this is worth a look too
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