When territories collide – Video of Grebes and a Coot

Adult birds have their territories, and generally understand this. But young birds have to learn as this video shows:

The Coots are actually nesting nearby, but the baby Great Crested Grebe isn’t aware of this and strays into trouble with an always feisty bird.

The baby disappears underwater, showing how quickly they learn to dive, and the parent swims in to see off the threat.

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