Young grebe eats fish

Again, to the Baillon’s crake reserve today.

Near the entrance, gadwall ducks swimming.

A little grebe in the southern lake.

A group of five juvenile goldfinches on thistles near the entrance.

Northern lake: shoveler ducks, teal, lapwings.

A lesser black-backed gull, a few herring gulls, many black-headed gulls.

A speckled wood butterfly near the track near the railway canal.

The adult Egyptian goose with its five goslings a bit further to the north.

This is a great crested grebe video.

As I go back, in a canal near the entrance an adult great crested grebe with two chicks about half its size. The adult has a fish about half the youngsters’ size in its bill. It gives the fish to one of the chicks, which manages to swallow it with some effort.

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