Saturday, 3 March 2012

Great Crested Grebes displaying at Brockholes Wetlands

March 1, 2012:
A beautiful warm sunny day with distinct signs of Spring approaching had at least two pairs of Great Crested Grebes displaying on No.1 lake. With the pair immediately facing each other in the water there were sessions lasting up to one minute or more of head twisting and nodding, usually with the male's crest raised.

There were pairs of Goldeneye and Gadwall also on the lake and at least one Mediterranean Gull was preening amidst a large flock of Black-headed Gulls on the main island.

The Mediterranean Gull is towards the centre.

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