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Slavonian Grebe

Slavonian Grebe

by Alex White

At the beginning of December a Slavonian Grebe turned up at Farmoor reservoir. Due to other commitments and Christmas the first chance I got to visit was yesterday.

As often at Farmoor, the wind was wiping across the causeway, so we made the guess that the grebe would be in the top corner of F2 in the shelter from the wind. We were right!

Yesterday was grey and overcast so I wasn’t really happy with the photographs I got, so as Farmoor is only 5 minutes from my house, we popped back down today.

Fun Fact -Slavonian grebes regularly eat their own feathers to act as a plug in their stomach. This acts as a filter to hold the fish bones until they can be digested. (Source: National Geographic)

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