Little Grebe uo-ending and foot-paddling

On 15th April 1977, at Corsham Lake, Wiltshire, I watched a Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis feeding in pools and channels formed when the lake was partly drained. In the deeper pools it fed in the usual way, diving freely, but near the edges and shallow pools it frequently up-ended in the manner of a Mallard Anas platyrhyncho


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