A pedal over to Noahs yesterday (19th) produced:
2 Black terns
1 possible Black necked grebe. I was stood with two gentlemen who thought that it was. I'm not really sure. There is a bad photo on the blog but maybe an expert might just be able to tell me!
At Ham Wall:
Juvenile Marsh Harrier
1 soaring Peregrine
2 GWEs. One battling a large fish.
Don't know about expert James but I've seen plenty - could do with another shot with the head clear of anything in the background. Do you have one?
No. Sadly that's as good (ahem!) as it gets.
Sorry. It's not much help!
Hard to tell from that shot, but size compared to the swan in the foreground, and the bill size/shape look more like great-crested.
Thanks anyway, James.
Agree with Simon, has a GCG feel to it but also a bill that appears quite small and possibly upturned. I wouldn’t have thought it possible to produce a half decent photo of a bird that was either a GCG or a BNG and you wouldn't be able to be sure which - but it seems you can!
For what its worth, to me it looks just like a 1stW (born this year) Great Crested Grebe - has their jizz.
Thank you all...
Don't worry Andy I'm sure I can get some more awful photos posted in good time :-)