I didn't see them well enough to be sure, but Lesser is the default one here. Common can occur, particularly at this time of the year though.Lesser? or Common which seem to be less common here?
Little grebe?The water flowing under the concrete culvert near the basket ball nets was looking very brown and scummy after yesterday's rain. I took a snap of it and, as I did, something came up out of the water from under the bridge but dived again immediately, coming up briefly a couple of feet away and dived again.
All I saw was a dark, foot long shape. Thought it might have been an otter. By chance it was caught in the picture … just. View attachment 1409223 So what bird in St F's dives so well?