Great Crested Grebe, Burnham
It's been a little while since I've posted a blog, so I thought I would share a few recent images and experiences.
I have recently found a new love for the Great Crested Grebe; a wonderful bird that has adapted to living in reservoirs and small canals in and around urban areas. They have a tremendous grace about them that is equaled in both style and character. They wouldn't seem out of place in such countries as Africa with their vibrant orange heads and piercing bright red eyes - so it a truly wonderful thing that they are British birds.
I have had the incredible experience to get to work in close proximity with a family of Grebes in Cardiff, gaining their trust, which allowed me to be close enough, even to watch as one parent taught their young to fish only a metre or so away from the tip of my lens.
You have not been able to truly appreciate these incredible creature's splendor until you have not only witnessed their famous mating rituals, but also watched them catching fish in relatively clear water - clear enough to see the action!
More images of the Grebes and more below.
Canary Wharf - Cardiff