27 September 2014

Great crested grebes







Great crested grebes,
Töölönlahti, Helsinki 26.6.2014.

I stood watching the grebes with their three chicks
for quite some time through the reeds.
I couldn't get very close to them, but you can
click on the photos for a bigger view.

I'm linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'.


40 comments:

  1. It is lovely seeing the GC grebe's with their new family.

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  2. Great shots with their little ones.

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  3. This is one fantastic species. I have never seen any...you're one lucky lady to see so many awesome birds...and then sharing them with us.

    I know I am in my Hootin' Anni Admin, but I wanted to send along my thanks to you for linking up at I'd Rather B Birdin'. You and the others have made it a great success. Thanks, from the bottom of my heart.

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    1. Thank you Anni!

      Thank you for hosting! It's always fun to see birds from all around the world. I don't see myself as a serious birder like so many others of you, but I enjoy watching birds when I'm out walking.

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  4. I love grebes! Fantastic series.

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  5. Fantastisk serie på doppingarna! De har ett så eget utseende. Jag har inte tidigare lagt märke till att ungarna har randigt huvud och hals - de är ju inte det minsta lik sina föräldrar.

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  6. Hi Gunilla,
    Beautiful pictures, I love grebes
    I wish you a good Sunday.

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  7. Superb images of the Great Crested Grebe with its chicks.

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  8. How strange that we also have this bird in Australia! I havr never been so fortunate as to see them with chicks though and these photos are lovely!

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    1. Thank you Christian! Interesting that you have it there too.

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  9. Hi,Gunilla. Your crsted grebe photos are very cute. I enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a nice Sunday.

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    1. Thank you Minoru! Have a lovely new week as well.

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  10. It's wonderful how they instinctively know how to do all this mothering.
    Your patience paid off!

    Have a great week Gunilla!
    Ruby

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    1. Thank you Ruby! I wish you a great week as well.

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  11. Wonderful pictures of these birds!

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  12. Like this grebes with little ones:-)

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  13. Skäggdoppingen är en trevlig fågel. Särskilt när de har ungar på ryggen. Fina foton. :)

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  14. How wonderful to see the little grebes, sweet pictures!

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  15. It is so cute how they ride on mamma's back.

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  16. Very cute, love the head plumes or scruffy hair cuts!
    Wren x

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  17. Isn't it amazing how they carry their babies! We have grebes on our lake here (back in Oregon now) ... rather plain-looking ones compared to yours, but they are good parents too just like yours. (though we missed the babies this summer).

    So fun to watch.

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    1. Thank you Sallie! Yes, they're fun to watch.

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  18. I love that bird catches wonders, delicious crested grebes, I like these photos!

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