Great Crested Grebes (Podiceps cristatus)

Great Crested Grebes (Scientific Name: Podiceps Cristatus) are water based birds and can be seen all year round, but usually breed during the Spring / Summer months when they perform the Weed Dance. The Great Crested Grebes are shy but beautiful birds to watch. They lay their eggs out of sight from other birds that may pose a threat.

These birds are enjoyable to watch during the mating period and can be seen at locations where there are large bodies of water including certain Nature Reserves (RSPB and Wildlife Trust).

Technical Details:

Aperture Priority

Aperture: F/5.6 to F/8.0

Shutter Speed: 1/1600th, but slower speeds are manageable.

Metering: Evaluative.