Great Crested Grebes in Mating Display

It was a pleasure to take a walk around my favourite nature reserve on a warm afternoon today. This pair of great crested grebe did a little bit of mating display with lots of head wagging which shows off their magnificent crests.
I had good sightings of a little egret perched in a tree and a kestrel on top of nest box but the one I would like to share is this long tailed tit in a frame of pussy willows. It’s difficult to get a sharp image of these active birds so I was pleased with this.


  1. John birch · April 2, 2015

    That is a superb shot of the long tailed tit, Raymond. They are, as you say, very busy birds. They can work through my back garden in less than 5 minutes, constantly on the go. To capture an image so sharp is difficult. I was telling my brother-in-law about your blog and he says he used to work with you. His name is David Morris. Has he contacted you yet ? John Birch.


    • beestonbirdman · April 2, 2015

      Thanks for your feedback. It is a small world! I do remember Dave and I see him from time to time as we live about a mile apart. Feel free to tell him about the blog. Raymond


  2. john Stafford · April 3, 2015

    Fame at last Ray Great photo of your long tailed Tit on the I.T.V.? local weather forecast well done..


  3. Jenny · April 3, 2015

    Yes, I saw it on ITV weather too. It’s a great photo.


  4. beestonbirdman · April 3, 2015

    I seem to have missed it. I sent it to the BBC. They must have taken it off the blog?


    • beestonbirdman · April 3, 2015

      With the help of several friends I have managed to locate the broadcast. It was in the late evening BBC local news.


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