Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Wild Bird Wednesday (2)

Still Tuesday here in the UK but I see the linky thing is working so here we go.  This one is from our Swiss holiday in 2011. Given that we were in the middle of a major city there was a surprising amount of bird life on and around Lake Geneva, and as it was early summer there were lots of young birds in evidence - like this Red Breasted Merganser and her brood.

Female Red-breasted Merganser and young, Lake Geneva

Even more delightful was the pair of Great Crested Grebes catching small fish and encouraging their yourg to swallow them. I spent nearly half an hour watching this behaviour.

  1000/498: 14 July 2011: Unexpected Geneva

See more great bird shots at Wild Bird Wednesday

12 comments:

HansHB said...

Great WBW post!
Well done!

Adam Jones said...

Lovley little Mergansers.

i stora drag said...

Great photos! Oh, I love the first small ones, so cute they are!
Greetings Pia

mick said...

Great photos and very interesting to see the adults and young like that.

Stewart M said...

Hi there! I've been trying to get some GCG shots of a year or so - but its just not working!

Will have to try harder!

SM

PS: I kicked WBW off a bit early today just to keep people on their toes

eileeninmd said...

Great birds! The Merganser chicks are cute! I love the great crested grebes. Wonderful photos!

bettyl said...

The little brood is a delightful sight! And the others are amazing, too.

Neil said...

Great photos.

Les fous du cap said...

Nice little family ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Wonderful, beautiful images!

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful post!

Pat said...

Wonderful photos of these two families! The babies are so cute.