Tempted by some stunning photos of Jack Snipe at the southern hide the previous day, I decided to take a look at Stithians Res this morning. With no luck from dawn this morning, I decided to look at the main reservoir. Within five minutes, this stunning Slavonian Grebe showed itself no more than 30 yards from the hide. A nice consolation. I quickly put the 1.7x TC on and managed about 25 shots before it drifted away, as fast as it arrived. ISO was 1000 and shutter speed varied between 400 and 500th sec. Aperture f/6.7. WB Cloudy. Exposure -0.3. I believe this is the first record at the res for ten years. I will have to wait for the next Jack Snipe!