Friday, September 17, 2010

Valentines Park: Grebe Chick Again

That Great Crested Grebe chick is a glutton for punishment. This evening he was continuing his hovering around one of his parents, cheeping piteously. When he got too close the adult finally was enraged and went for him yet again- and off he sped down the lake....

This didn't stop him trying again, but eventually he gave up:

When I arrived there were two Egyptian Geese on the Boating Lake island and two on the grass nearby. As I was leaving all four birds were on the grass. They were feeding quite peacefully until a Crow started "cawing" loudly. This alerted them and they started stretching their necks and making guttural noises and then displaying to eachother in this way:

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