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Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis

In spring male and female Black-necked Grebe fish together, often in groups
consisting of pairs. They usually dive and come up together. However sometimes
things go wrong and one partner comes up just after the other went down. When
the male is the one up and does not see his female instantly, the worried male
starts crying loudly for. When he discovers his lost love he races towards her.
They then re-affirm and celebrate their bond with a short dance before going to fish again.
 

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Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis 05042008 1  Oostvoorne, The Netherlands.jpg

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis 05042008 1 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis male right races towards female 06042008 2 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands.jpg

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis male right races towards female 06042008 2 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis male approaches female 06042008 3 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands.jpg 

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis male approaches female 06042008 3 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis, and when they meet, they dance 06042008 4 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands.jpg

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis, and when they meet, they dance 06042008 4 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis last dance before going to fish again 06042008 5 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands.jpg

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis last dance before going to fish again 06042008 5 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis pair fishing 06042008 6 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands.jpg

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis pair fishing 06042008 6 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis with chicks  01072009 1712  Zevenhoven nl.jpg

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis with chicks 01072009 1712 Zevenhoven, The Netherlands

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis with chicks  01072009  Zevenhoven nl.jpg

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis with chicks 01072009 Zevenhoven, The Netherlands

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis feeding chick a stickleback  01072009  Zevenhoven nl.jpg

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis feeding chick a stickleback 01072009 Zevenhoven, The Netherlands

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis in greeting posture 01072009 1472 Zevenhoven nl.jpg

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis in greeting posture 01072009 1472 Zevenhoven, The Netherlands

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis in greeting posture 01072009 Zevenhoven nl.jpg

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis in greeting posture 01072009 Zevenhoven, The Netherlands

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis in greeting posture delivered each time after chick has been fed 01072009 1417 Zevenhoven nl.jpg

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis in greeting posture delivered each time after chick has been fed

01072009 1417 Zevenhoven, The Netherlands

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis pair 17062009 4930 Zevenhoven nl.jpg

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis pair 17062009 4930 Zevenhoven, The Netherlands

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis pair 17062009 4963 Zevenhoven nl.jpg

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis pair 17062009 4963 Zevenhoven, The Netherlands

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis 09072009 Zevenhoven nl.jpg

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis 09072009 Zevenhoven, The Netherlands

 

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