However, the presence of the first ever Red-necked Grebe on the Moors Pool at my old stomping ground of Upton Warren was too much to resist. The additional advantage of the locality is that the concrete hide there is the only wheelchair friendly hide in Worcestershire, as far as I know, so ok for Lyn.
The news was encouraging, and suggested that the Grebe had been touring the pool. Unfortunately, by this afternoon it had evidently decided that the east side of the pool was ideal, this being the furthest place from the concrete hide it could get. so I'm very sorry but my bridge camera could only manage distant record shots, as you will see.
|Red-necked Grebe, distant and asleep|
|Red-necked Grebe awake, but still distant|
There were also other distractions. A second-summer Mediterranean Gull was standing in the Black-headed Gull colony.
Naaah! I'll be back on the patch tomorrow.