Tuesday, 12 May 2020

On this Day (May 12th)... Black-necked Grebe at Westport Lake

A change of venue on May 12th 2013 -  nipped over the border to Westport Lake in the Potteries for this little cracker ...

I knew I would crack and renege on my Shropshire vigil at VP etc for..... what? Absolutely nothing apart from Dunlin and Ringed Plover, oh and a Common Tern,  over the past week. So, when something tasty like a summer plumage Black-necked Grebe turns up within 40 miles, it sort of got my attention! Foolishly I didn't check the weather forecast - just went......

And it rained and rained and alas, with the Grebe saw showing down to 15m in the white water gloom, it was frustration ++.  Birding in near monochrome!

Here's a couple of images from one of the less wet moments - there may not be many more?

Maybe one more?

You can see why I went!