Sunday 30 December 2012

Black-necked Grebe and Slavonian Grebe at Newlyn

Both Black-necked and Slavonian Grebes showed really well today in the harbour area and at Sandy Cove respectively.  Both species are regular at this site.  In fact, both these species were present last year in exactly the same place, leading one to suspect they are the same returning birds.  Black-necked Grebes are known to be faithful to wintering sites.

On what must be the brightest and driest day of the whole Christmas period, I was really pleased to see both these birds so obligingly close to the shore.  The Black-necked was just ten yards from the tideline!


  1. Stunning images Steve.
    Happy new Year.
    John and Sue.

  2. Great shots Steve, superb detail on the Black Necked Grebe.