Monday, 2 August 2010


Whilst searching for the Baltic Gull (see previous post), I was captivated by the behaviour of a young Great Crested Grebe. The young bird was begging mercilessly from its parents, even though it was almost the same size. On several occasions it hid its body under the water with just the head protruding, begging loudly. It almost looked as if this adolescent grebe was pretending to be very small so that its mother would still feed it..! I don't know if this is the scientific explanation of the behaviour I saw but, nevertheless, it made me smile...

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