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Post by duxbury rambler » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:29 am

Took these photos on the 5 Oct
A small diving bird (smaller than a moorhen) was in the iris at the side of the lodge and I disturbed it, it dived and surfaced moving away from me, went back later with DSLR but no sign of it. I thought at first it was a young grebe.

It was among the Iris again this morning 8 Oct it eluded me again.

http://gallery.chorleynats.org.uk/main. ... alNumber=2


http://gallery.chorleynats.org.uk/main. ... alNumber=2

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Post by Hewitt03 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:20 pm

I think it is a young grebe to. :)

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Post by tony » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:36 pm

i saw it on sunday but without binoculars, & i think it is a little grebe,
however if anyone gets chance it is worth having a look, as with the winds we have had it could be another type of grebe blown off course, having a rest.

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Post by Neil Southworth » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:23 pm

It could well be a juvenile Little Grebe from Astley Park.

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Post by phil kirk » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:45 pm

I went this morning and got a nice picture

http://gallery.chorleynats.org.uk/main. ... ewsIndex=1

Also saw 3 Snipe on Top Lodge and a Southern Hawker Dragonfly near the entrance to the car park.

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Post by Hewitt03 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:46 pm

great photo there. makes ID even easier! :D

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Post by tony » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:12 pm

Nice photo Phil, it was definitely worth a check though.
i forgot to post the sighting on Sunday as i got called out by work as i was walking round the lodge :evil:

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