On 21st June 1992, along the Basingstoke Canal, Hampshire, I came across a family of Little Grebes Tachybaptus ruficollis. While watching the adults feeding their four young, I noticed a Pike Esox lucius about 30 cm long approach through the clear water from a clump of weeds; before the Pike had got within 6-7 m, one of the adult grebes dived and chased it off underwater. Although BWP (vol. 1) sta

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