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Offline Oldboy

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Great Crested Grebe's
« on: May 03, 2011, 09:27:21 PM »
The Great Crested Grebes have hatched three eggs.

The Male calling the youngsters with a fish in his mouth.



Handing the fish to one of the youngsters on mon's back.


The youngster swallowing the fish.


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Re: Great Crested Grebe's
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 09:34:58 PM »
That's a great picture story OB well caught :tup:
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Re: Great Crested Grebe's
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 09:36:34 PM »
Thanks irv_b, just a shame I didn't bring my big lens.  :'(

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Re: Great Crested Grebe's
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2011, 09:19:35 AM »
Love GCGs think they are one of my favourite UK birds, love pics of them with fish, looks like hes offering her them if she accepts they will be paired up
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Re: Great Crested Grebe's
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011, 08:40:28 PM »
Thanks Dave.  :tup:

Took the 400mm F2.8 today to see the Great Crested Grebes, confirming the four eggs hatched.  The eggs were layed two days apart so, the two hatched a couple of days before the other two. ;D

The four chicks on mom's back.



Another view of the chicks on mom's back.



The four chicks in the water after mom stood up and flapped her wings.



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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2011, 09:47:39 PM »
Cracking series OB, TFS :tup:
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2011, 10:27:57 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2011, 04:37:12 PM »
Awe those chicks look so cute :)
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2011, 04:40:29 PM »
Awe those chicks look so cute :)
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2011, 07:07:30 PM »
Great stuff

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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2011, 05:05:10 PM »
Yep superb shots OB love the detail you've caught in the chicks as well.. :tup:
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Re: Great Crested Grebe's
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2011, 08:17:55 AM »
That's a great set of story telling images Oldboy. :tup:
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Re: Great Crested Grebe's
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2011, 08:40:49 AM »
Thanks all.  :-[

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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2011, 12:06:28 PM »
ah, bless, lovely set of shots, let's hope they all make it

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Re: Great Crested Grebe's
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2011, 07:51:14 PM »
ah, bless, lovely set of shots, let's hope they all make it

Sadly, one died a week or so ago. It appeared to be smaller than the others and I did see the biggest one attack it!  :o

The other three are still around today.  :tup:

 

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