Still, R, Moore, M, Cabot, D, Richards, M. L & Fitzpatrick, J / August 1973 – vol. 66, issue 8, pp 364–367 Death of Great Crested Grebe in unusual circumstances On 26th June 1971, at Rostherne Mere National Nature Reserve, Cheshire, I observed a pair of Great Crested Grebes Podiceps cristatus in what appeared to be normal courtship display. One particular bird was showing a lot of its white underparts while 'false preening'. After a few minutes during which my attention was directed elsewhere, I notic... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.