Little Grebes sunning in winter. At 11.30 GMT on 4th November 1988, in Chichester Harbour, West Sussex, I observed three Little Grebes Tachybaptus ruficollis loafing between the yachts in Birdham marina. The yachts were moored closely, side by side, and each grebe was in a similar position less than 1 m from the bows of larger vessels. All three grebes had been stationary for some time, when first


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