Saturday, April 30, 2011

Great Crested Grebe

The walk along the shore of Lac de Neuchatel was great. The community was celebrating the 1000th anniversary of the first found written reference of the lake, in addition it was Easter, a Sunday and a glorious day. There were many birds to be photographed including Mute Swans, Mallards, Eurasian Coots, Red-crested Pochards and these Great Crested Grebes.
I found them among boats that were docked at a mooring. As I was watching one swim about, I discovered another sitting on a nest. While the one stayed on the nest, the other would dive and surface with food which it shared with it's nesting mate. They were gorgeous birds!