Little Grebe and Chick

l, j M, Y, :

In September 2021 I spent quite a lot of time watching and photographing a Little Grebe and its Chick at Keyhaven, to the point were they got used to my presence and would swim quite close.

It was interesting to watch the development of the Chick and how busy the mum was with feeding it, bringing it fish and crayfish.




One interesting behaviour that I noticed, as the chick got older the mum, rather than handing the food to it would drop it in the water a short way from the chick, her way of teaching the chick to get its own food, which eventually it did but still relied on mum occasional for the odd treat.

l, j M, Y, 15:21
Nice shots and blogpost Ian