8 June 2013


Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Tejo Internacional, Portugal

Fifth afternoon with this family of Grebes. Of the five hatchlings, only two remain, the others must have been caught by some bird of prey or by a bass (damn exotics!). One of the chicks appears to be playing with the water while waiting for a new meal provided by its parents.

Nikon D300 + Nikon 500mm f4 VR + hidrohide
iso 800, 1/1000, f7.1