Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus


Great Crested Grebe, breeding plumage, 5/6/11, Regent's Park, London
The crest like a cobra's hood makes the breeding plumage Great Crested Grebe an unforgettable sight. One or more wild pairs are resident in the ponds at Regent's Park.


Great Crested Grebe, breeding plumage, 5/6/11, Regent's Park, London


Great Crested Grebes, courting pair, 5/14/11, Regent's Park, London
These Grebes face each other and turn their heads from side to side as a courting ritual.