A great start to the day at a private lochan where two male Slavonian Grebes were fresh in and sparring.
Most of the fighting sequences were clearly too distant but one of them flew nearby, tufts erect after the battle and paddled around for a few minutes...
Moving away from the 'white water' was a paddle in the right direction!
And constantly on the look out for the other Grebe, it was high vis plumage alert time!
Sporting a 'Trumpesque' hair do?
Coming even closer...
It doesn't get better than this?
No doubt already, which species will receive my bird of the day award!