There were 7 Black-necked Grebes in one of the loacl ports this afternoon and some were well into their summer plumage……….
This is a common enough local species that I often photograph and they look great at this time of year. Also around were 2 Great-crested Grebe, 6 species of gull including Glaucous Gull and my first Little-ringed Plover of the year.
Whilst waiting for eagles to do stuff in the sky above there were a few birds in the port: 3 Black-necked Grebe, several Glaucous-winged and a lone Glaucous Gull in among all the Slaty-backed Gulls, small flocks of Red-breasted Merganser and Goldeneye plus 3 Harlequin Ducks.
The Black-necked Grebes are common but photogenic.
A Black-necked Grebe this afternoon in one of the ports to the east of town. This is a common winter visitor and shares the ports with a variety of species. Today there were Goldeneye only but nearby were Brent Goose, Harlequin Duck, Whooper Swan, 8 species of gull including Glaucous and Glaucous-winged. huge flocks of Common Gull with a few Black-legged Kittiwake mixed in, a lone White-tailed Eagle and a single Peregrine.