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Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus

Notes:

This species was hunted almost to extinction in the United Kingdom in the 19th century for its head plumes, which were used to decorate hats and ladies' undergarments. The RSPB was set up to help protect this species, which is again a common sight.

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7 Comments

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

Thank you Yuko! It was very hard to choose which picture to put up as first.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Very very lovely! Love the pics # 2, 3 & 6 especially!

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

So truth, Thanks Marta!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Simply adorable!

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

Thank you Bealburton!

beallburton
beallburton 7 years ago

Wonderful series of pictures.

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

Thank you Jerry!

Antoine Verfaille
Spotted by
Antoine Verfaille

Kaag en Braassem, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Spotted on Jun 20, 2012
Submitted on Dec 15, 2012

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