Friday, 31 May 2013

Derwentwater Grebes up-date

Had a ride over to Derwentwater today to spend some time with my mate Les, and catch up with the latest news as regards the Great-crested Grebe.
        The first part of the day was spent pottering about the isthmus, no Common Sandpipers about,which was a bit disappointing as there is usually at least one pair about, but not today. However first up was the Pied Wagtails, both adults are now feeding young.

Pied Wagtail with a mouth full of insects for the young.

Somebody ruffled his feathers ?

The next batch of pics were taken from a moving launch, so pics are not that good, but its better  any boat traffic keeps moving, as its less likely to disturb the Grebe.

Great-crested Grebe, she is now sitting tight on eggs, lets hope she has success, !!!

At one point a goose came flying right at the launch, and it wasn't till I loaded the pics onto the computer I realised it was one of a few Barnacle Geese that spend the summer around the lake.

It came flying at me so fast the camera wouldn't focus.

Male Mute Swan, Female is on a nest.


  1. i am a bird fan myself, but dont get as many varieties here to photograph. beautiful shots!

    1. Thank you for your comment Kamana.

  2. Well , well, well who has pics of cool birds now. And lives n a cool place lol. Great Greb.

    1. Ha Ha, well done, thank you, hope every thing is going well at the new abode.
      All the very best Gordon.

  3. At first, my compliments for the osprey picture in your header!
    Lovely photos of the Pied Wagtail and very nice to se the Grebes nest! Hope it will get some cute little babies soon!
    Thanks for your comment! Greetings Pia

  4. Thank you very much for your kind comments Pia, I hope to get back when the young hatch.
    Thanks again Gordon.


A big thank you to everyone for looking in and leaving their comments, much appreciated, Gordon.