Baby grebes begging

Yesterday I shared a video of the juvenile grebe hunting for food. He wasn’t getting on that well, but he better learn quickly as his parents now have their hands full with three new chicks, as you see here:

You can just about hear them peeping away. While it’s not visible here, their bare red crown patch is prominent. You can also see that one of the three is much smaller than the other two, which often happens in nests of three hatchlings. Actually there was a size difference in the other two chicks, but that’s not really clear here. Whether all three make it to adulthood we’ll see.

Interestingly one of the adults was later spotted sitting back on the nest. They will at times have three clutches, so it’s not impossible that they are going to breed again.

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