Friday, 12 March 2010

Another go at the Slavonian Grebe.

After doing a few chores on Thursday morning I thought I'd have another go at getting some decent shots of the Slavonian Grebe that hopefully was still on the fishing pond at the Top Barn Farm fishery near Holt Fleet in Worcestershire.

Got there at 10.00AM to find conditions not sunny as the weatherman had promised but rather dull and very cold (nothing new there then!!!) but much more important my little friend was still on the fishing lake.

It's not only a great looking bird but it's also very friendly coming in pretty close to the bank on occasions.

What I didn't know before was that it's is a very special bird it's the Slavonian Grebe fish eating champion.A friend who had been there since 8.00AM had seen it catch at least 10 fish and whilst I was there until 12.15PM I saw it catch at least 8 and these fish (all perch) were not small but often 15 centimetres long.God knows were it's putting them all it must have eaten it's body weight in the morning and it was still fishing when I left.

A few pics attached a bit better than last time.Click on them to enlarge.


steve seal said...

Nice one mate.

Max Silverman said...

Cheers Steve.Mind you it was easy.A very obliging bird except when it caught a fish it turned away from us probably thinking we would take the fish off it.