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?
You can see why I went!