On Tuesday, I went to see the recently hatched grebes at Eastern Park stormwater harvesting lake. I had observed young here earlier in the year and was excited to be able to see a new clutch.
These guys were a little bit too old to be carried on their parents back, which is something that is on my photography bucket list. They were young enough to require regular feeding though, which led to a lot of photo opportunities.
In the first set of photos you can see one of the chicks struggle to eat a large fish. The photos didn’t turn out as good as they could have but it was fascinating to be able to observe them as a more experienced birding. I noticed that the markings extend down the beak. I only ever saw one parent with the chicks.
Here is hoping the family does well and we learn more about them.