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Saturday, 30 August 2014


There are now two Black-necked Grebes on Lisvane Res. The long-staying individual has been joined for a second time by another, this time a juvenile. This new bird has arrived during the night or earlier this am, as only the regular bird was present yesterday. [PB]

A couple of record shots from this evening with PB. This is the new BNG, which clearly shows the buffish wash to the ear-coverts and grey-buff to the neck. The dull eye and indistinct cap all suggest that this bird is a juvenile and not the moulting adult present for one day on the 26th Aug. This is now the third Black-necked Grebe to be present at Lisvane Res. in the past five days. 

Also present yesterday were a Swift & Green Sandpiper. Today a Common Sandpiper is present.

1 comment:

Phil B said...

Thanks for the photos that confirm what I suspected when I first set eyes on it.