Raw fish might not be everyone’s idea of a tasty lunch but it’s the staple diet for this juvenile Great crested grebe.
And here it comes now …
‘It’s a slippery sucker.’
‘It’s a bit big, Mum. I’m not sure how to eat this thing.’
‘Ooops, almost dropped it.’
Seeing the young one struggling to down its lunch, a Black-headed gull swoops in to try to steal the fish. Both grebes dive immediately.
‘Where’d they go?’
Seconds later, the gull flies off, Mum and junior both surface, and Mum’s come up with the second course.
This is one contented-looking Great crested grebe!