21 January 2010

On this day (January 21st)....................

January 21st 2009.

Slavonian Grebe at Oshamanbe. These are fairly common winter visitors and are often seen bobbing around way offshore. This individual was in the harbour at Oshamanbe and posed briefly for the camera.

I find grebes tricky to ID when they're out on the sea and i'm peering through my scope in the teeth of a winter gale. All 5 species present in the UK are also present in Hokkaido.



  1. HI,
    This is a wonderful bird that I usually see in breeding plumage! Very strange to see it in winter plumage. This is a beautiful shot. They are quite hard to get over here as they are quite scare if we try to take pictures.


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