We saw the bird below swimming and diving in the main channel in Wells Next The Sea on N Norfolk coast on Thurs lunchtime as the tide was going out. It was some distance and at first thought it was a Little Gebe but I thinks its body is too long and its beak a bit long and colouring wrong for a grebe. Could it be a juvenile smew or something else?
Any thoughts/suggestions would be great.
Thanks B_S_R, some3017 & Paul A, it was my first thought but then started over questioning the ID
winter plumage Little Grebe for me too.
I agree with Paul, a little grebe judging from the colouring. Photo of one I saw a few weeks ago for reference:
Looks like a Little Grebe to me, Tony. Adult non-breeding.
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