Monday, July 07, 2008

Local birding: Black-necked Grebe - Brockholes Quarry LWT, Lancs - 7th July 2008.

This juv Black-necked Grebe on No1 Pit (aka the largest lake) is the fourth record of the species (totalling 5 individuals) at the site in the period Aug 10th 1998-July 7th 2008. Of these, Two have been juveniles, both occuring in July (22nd-26th July 2001 & 7th July 2008), one in non-breeding plumage from 15th-23rd Sept 2006 and a stunning pair on 6th May 2007.