Category Archives: Divers & Grebes

The Pitsford Black-necked Grebe

This Black-necked Grebe has been present at Pitsford Reservoir since I first found it on 14th September. Black-necked Grebe has been thin on the ground in Northants this year and it’s only the second one to be discovered in the … Continue reading

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Black-necked Grebe: postscript

Ha! Having said the Clifford Hill Black-necked Grebe looks like it might be a moulting adult, I had closer views in better light late this afternoon and clearly I was wrong. It’s a juvenile with a considerable brown suffusion to … Continue reading

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Black-necked Grebe

Last Friday evening, Dave James and I found a Black-necked Grebe on the main barrage lake at Clifford Hill Gravel Pits and it is still present there today. This appears to be the only one to have been recorded in … Continue reading

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Still in there – Slavonian Grebe

One might be forgiven for becoming somewhat blasé about Slavonian Grebes occurring in the County this year. After all, there was the long-stayer which first appeared at Earls Barton GP in late May, quickly relocating to Pitsford Reservoir for a … Continue reading

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Black-necked Grebe outwitted!

Found late yesterday at Pitsford Reservoir and, despite its best attempts to outwit and elude this morning’s would-be observers (including me!), this fine summer-plumaged Black-necked Grebe finally gave itself up to those who entered Maytrees Hide and found it hugging the shoreline … Continue reading

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Slavonian stunner

A Slavonian Grebe in full summer plumage was found this afternoon on Mary’s Lake at Earls Barton Gravel Pits by Robin and Wendy Gossage. This species averages around two records per year in Northants – normally in the winter months – … Continue reading

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