Baby Birdorable: Great Crested Grebe

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr Creative Commons) of the Great Crested Grebe. Great Crested Grebe nesting activity follows an elaborate courtship ritual of displays. Chicks are semi-precocial at hatching, meaning they are able to leave the nest within the first day. The parent birds carry the chicks on their backs as they grow and learn how to dive for food themselves.

Futen in een meerkoet-nest
Futen in een meerkoet-nest by Jeroen Kransen
Great Crested Grebe Nest 14.05.10
Great Crested Grebe Nest 14.05.10 by nottsexminer
Great Crested Grebe
Great Crested Grebe by hans s
Great Crested Grebe parents & chicks on Greenland Dock
Great Crested Grebe parents & chicks on Greenland Dock by drplokta
Grebe with chicks on Canada Water
Grebe with chicks on Canada Water by drplokta
Piggyback by jurvetson
Great Crested Grebe chick on Canada Water
Great Crested Grebe chick on Canada Water by drplokta
Grebes Mother and Chick
Grebes Mother and Chick by ahisgett

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