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

...

Stay at the forefront of British birding by taking out a subscription to British Birds.

Subscribe Now