It has been a while since I have added anything to my PBC year list, but with the finding of a splendid Black-necked Grebe in almost full breeding plumage yesterday I have hit the 170 mark, 1 more than my full total for last year.
Josh Jones found this bird on his local patch of Baston & Langtoft gravel pits yesterday evening, although with other commitments I was unable to get there until today. The bird was showing very well, but the light was awful, giving the `black and white` images below.
If the bird is still present tomorrow I may go back as the forecast is slightly better. Meanwhile, click on Josh`s blog above for some better shots of this splendid bird.