Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

A chilly New Year's Eve at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

Happy New Year!

I am hoping that Mistlethrush will confirm my identification of a little dabchick in the foreground. We felt so sorry for the ducks. (Click on the photo to enlarge).


Mistlethrush said...

Yes it's a little grebe. For a small bird they're very rotund - but I expect they need to be. They also remind me of one of those big, old fashioned powder puffs!

Coastcard said...

Thank you very much, Mistlethrush. I grew up with crested grebes in Norfolk ... but it never occurred to me that this might be a grebe, too!

Crafty Green Poet said...

dabchicks/little grebes are just so sweet, lovely photo.

Coastcard said...

Thank you: there were three little grebes: so cute!