Thursday, 21 February 2013

Pied-Billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps


Date spotted: 21st Feb 2013 - All Day
Location: Ham Wall - Shapwick Heath
Observation: Pair of Kingfishers (M+F) calling and fishing together, 17 yards away! Pied-Billed Grebe spotted diving in the far distance, but bad light and distance is a major problem, 400mm not enough! But great to see a new bird in the UK!
Weather: Cloudy, Brightening Up Later On, Windy and Cold
Other Species: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Crow, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Mute Swan, Teal, Wigeon, Magpie, Little Grebe, Marsh Harrier, Kingfisher, Pied-Billed Grebe, Cormorant, Coot.