Friday, August 31, 2012

Little Grebe family

I've always loved Little Grebes. They may be little but they pack a big personality! The video features 2 adults feeding 3 juveniles. This may even be the third brood of the year.

The adults are feeding small fish to the youngsters (I also saw a prawn-like creature offered, too!). It looks like they haven't quite got the knack of swallowing these snacks yet. Sometimes the parent lets the fish drop in front of the young which begins to teach them to catch food for themselves.

Both of the sequences go a little blurry after a while, which is a shame, but I reckon that it's a really fascinating piece of behaviour and well worth sharing!

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