Grebe watching

Australasian Grebes are wary birds.

I often come across them on both small farm/bush dams and on larger wetlands.

This one, a non-breeding adult, was observed yesterday on a small farm dam beside Cairn Curran Reservoir. Approaching close and watching quietly from the car the grebe eventually became comfortable with my presence as it alternated between feeding and preening. This sequence captures a brief bout of wing-stretching – a behaviour that I’ve seen but not photographed previously.

Australasian Grebe, Cairn Curran Reservoir, 27th May 2017

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2 responses to “Grebe watching

  1. Chris Johnston

    and walking on water!

  2. The grebe’s version of push-ups

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