Disappearing Dabchick Chicks

Wednesday, August 15th 2018

Over the last few weeks mother Dabchick has been hopping on and off her floating nest platform made of various collected bits of vegetation (you may have been lucky enough to have seen her frantically flicking loose bits of vegetation over the top of her eggs when startled).

Today however we were greeted by an empty platform. 

Thankfully two little chicks were spotted swimming with their parents, however there could be more as young grebes are frequently carried on the adult birds' backs. 

Elsewhere on the Lake, the Tufted Ducks have been usurped by Mallards and Moorhens, which have taken over residency of the half submerged tree.


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