Greylags and Grebes at ANR

A pair of greylag geese in synchronised flight.
This brood of goslings numbered about ten. Note how the parent birds are on watch. At least one of them will be head up at any one time.
I am presuming that this group of grebes consists of two males and a female and the males are fighting to establish dominance. The tussle was brutal and the female joined in as you can see. Eventually one of the males was driven away. I have never witnessed this before.
And finally my first swallow of the year sitting alone on a wire. It was a fair distance away hence the less than perfect image. Aristotle said, “One swallow does not a summer make” but we know it’s on the way. Let’s hope it’s a warm one and free of any lockdown restrictions.

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