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Black Necked Grebe update 21st June 2022

  1. Black Necked Grebes usually arrive back early to mid-March. The majority of adults and larger juveniles leave in July with smaller juveniles staying into August

21st Jun 2022 - 44 Black-necked Grebe counted, 15 adult and 29 juvenile, today

18th Jun 2022 - 54 Black-necked Grebe counted today, 28 adult and 26 juveniles also our 18th confirmed brood, that’s 39 young in total so far and 26 of these present today.

16th Jun 2022 - 51 Black-necked Grebe, 26 adult and 25 juvenile counted today

14th Jun 2022 - 38 Black-necked Grebe, 19 adults and 19 juveniles counted today plus signs of renewed adult display suggesting second breeding attempts.

11th Jun 2022 - the 17th brood of Black-necked Grebe confirmed. That’s 34 adult and 38 young this breeding season with 36 birds, 18 adults and 18 juveniles counted today

28th May 2022 - now 16 broods of Black-necked Grebe counted.

26th May 2022 - confirmed broods of Black-necked Grebe rose to 15 today with a minimum of 32 young counted

24th May 2022 - at least 12 broods of Black-necked Grebe observed Today

21st May 2022 - at least 7 pair of Black-necked Grebe now feeding young and other adults ‘guarding’ visible

17th May 2022 - at least 4 broods of Black-necked Grebe reported

16th May 2022 - looks like our first broods of Black-necked Grebe are out with two, possibly three, broods reported through the day

04th May 2022 - Plenty of Black-necked Grebe visible in open water and in cleared rides through the reedbed, just waiting for sighting of the first brood anytime now?

26th Apr 2022 - up to 21 Black-necked Grebe have been seen in open water yesterday and today and quite a few more would be hidden in the vegetation at this time

14th Apr 2022 - overnight influx of Black-necked Grebe, a morning count produced at least 29 individuals, with hopefully some females staying in cover

02nd Apr 2022 - our highest count of the spring with 28 Black-necked Grebe, 18 on No3 bed and 10 on No,4 bed

31st Mar 2022 - Black-necked Grebe count of 23 split between No3 bed (13) and No4 bed (10)

26th Mar 2022 - 25 Black-necked Grebe, 14 No4 bed, 11 No3 bed.

24th Mar 2022 - count now 21 individuals, 14 on No4 Bed & 7 on No3 bed

22nd Mar 2022 - a count today recorded 18 Black-necked Grebe across No3 & 4 beds

19th Mar 2022 - 9 Black-necked Grebe on No4 bed, only 3 reported from No3 bed

17th Mar 2022 - 4 Black-necked Grebe on No4 bed and at least 9 on No3 bed

13th Mar 2022 - 5 Grebe on No4 bed and 4 on No3 bed

10th Mar 2022 - The 5 Grebe remain split on No4 & No3 bed but two other individuals have been identified but not relocated

8th Mar 2022 - No new grebes have been reported but the 5 or 6 sighted remain split between No3 & 4 beds.

05 Mar 2022 - Our first returning Black Necked Grebes have arrived today. Three birds are on No3 bed and three on No4 bed.

2021

09 Sep 2021 - Adult Black Necked Grebe still present on No4 bed. This is the latest staying bird since one on 14th October 2007 which was an injured bird.

03 Sep 2021 - Adult Black Necked Grebe still on No4 bed body moult almost complete but still has yellow ear coverts

30 Aug 2021 - Adult Black Necked Grebe No4 bed in moult to winter plumage

24 Aug 2021 - Black Necked Grebe No4 bed

12 Aug 2021 - Juvenile Black Necked Grebe No3 bed

08 Aug 2021 - Juvenile Black Necked Grebe

07 Aug 2021 - 3 juvenile Black Necked Grebe, one exercising in low flights

05 Aug 2021 - Adult Black Necked Grebe

04 Aug 2021 - 2 juvenile Black Necked Grebe

31 Jul 2021 - Juvenile Black Necked Grebe on No4 bed

25 Jul 2021 - Adult & 2 full grown juveniles

22 Jul 2021 - A few adults and 4 fully grown juveniles present

15 Jul 2021 - Full grown juveniles flight testing + juvenile located at Budworth Mere

10 Jul 2021 - 26 Black Necked Grebe, 10 adult & 16 juvenile

13 Jun 2021 - 12 Black Necked Grebe young No3 bed

05 Jun 2021 - 27 Black Necked Grebe, 15 adult and 10-12 young

03 Jun 2021 - Black-necked Grebe count, 22 adults and 12 to 14 young

22 May 2021 - 7 possibly 8 broods recorded

13 May 2021 - 4th brood Black Necked Grebe No3 bed

09 May 2021 - 3rd brood reported from Rotary Hide, still two broods from Tower Hide

06 May 2021 - one, possibly 2 broods of Black Necked Grebe reported

17 Apr 2021 - 26 Black Necked Grebe counted on No3 bed

13 Apr 2021 - Black Necked Grebe count now up to 23

08 Apr 2021 - Count of Grebes has risen to 21 on No3 bed

04 Apr 2021 - 20 Black Necked Grebes on No3 bed

02 Apr 2021 - 19 Black Necked Grebe confirmed on No3 bed

27 Mar 2021 - 15 Black Necked Grebe counted on No3 bed

23 Mar 2021 - 11 Black Necked Grebes confirmed

20 Mar 2021 - 9 Black Necked Grebes now confirmed

08 Mar 2021 - 6 Black Necked Grebes across the Reserve

04 Mar 2021 - 3 Black Necked Grebe arrived on No3 bed