21. March 2010 · 2 comments · Categories: Birds


Here is a Slavonian grebe (sometimes known as a Horned grebe) wintering at the RPSB's Dungeness nature reserve. It's worth clicking through on that first link to see what its summer plumage looks like if you don't already know. Frankly I find it hard to believe it's the same bird.

They are very similar in appearance to Black-necked grebes in winter colours, but I'm pretty sure this one is Slavonian. Several other people saying "there's a Slavonian grebe just round the corner" before I saw it helped with the identification.

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  1. Nice. These birds have eluded me at both Dungeness + Rainham, as well as Wat Tyler Cp in Essex! So well done on tracking one down!

  2. Just luck really. To be honest I’d only faintly heard of such a grebe before I saw one and might have assumed it was a large, sickly Little grebe if others hadn’t mentioned it by name as we approached.

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