Abberton Reservoir. 2008.

I took Sarah to see the Slavonian grebes that had been frequenting Abberton and after a short while looking we eventually found one bird which showed close in enough for good views to appreciate the stunning plumage but not great for photographing, but i grabbed a couple of record shots.
We eventually located a second slavonian but this stayed further out towards the middle of the reservoir seemingly accompanying a group of tufted duck. For the remainder of our stay viewing from the causeway the grebes remained further towards the centre of the reservoir giving distant views.
A female Scaup was viewed with a tufted duck but kept its distance at all times. And the male shovelers proved a wash of colour when in the glare of the sun, changing the tones of the head feathering as it turned from side to side.