Great Crested Grebe photographed in Portmore Lough, south Lough Neagh in County Antrim in May  26, 2011.

The Great Crested Grebe is 4651 centimetres (1820 in) long with a 5973 centimetres (2329 in) wingspan. It is an excellent swimmer and diver, and pursues its fish prey underwater. The adults are unmistakable in summer with head and neck decorations. In winter, this is whiter than most grebes, with white above the eye, and a pink bill. It is the largest European grebe.  Information taken from  Wikipedia.


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Last updated Sunday July 24, 2011