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The Great Crested Grebe is an elegant waterbird, with ornate head plumes which led to it being almost hunted to extinction in the UK. This species shows a spectacular head-to-head courtship where the two partners curtsy to each other whilst shaking their heads.
Lake shore, near marina. A wintering location for these birds; they will return to nesting areas in reeds at springtime.
2 different individuals, part of a group of about 20. The first individual in pictures 1 and 2 is transitioning out of winter plumage.The individual in picture 3 already shows full breading plumage.
Lat: 46.46, Long: 6.84
Spotted on Feb 19, 2015
Submitted on Feb 23, 2015
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