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Speedy Gon-Grebos?
Comments(3) # Speedy Gon-Grebos? london e17

The Little Grebes, amongst other species, are very agitated at the moment being, as they are, in the breeding season which is making them very territorial indeed. This Dabchick covered about 80 metres a lot faster than I could in order to scare off a Great Crested Grebe at least four times its size. Never mind walking on water, these little birds are racing full pelt across the surface. The photo, incidentally, reminds me a bit of the photos of Donald Campbell's Bluebell just before it crashed. Canon EOS 40D
400 mm
400 ISO
1/800 sec
f 8
Flash: Not Fired