Red-necked Grebe

Recent sightings of Red-necked Grebe

11/02/19Red-necked GrebeMain Pit, Theale GPs1P Brant
on right side of island and to the left of buoy 3. Thanks to the Birders that pointed it out to me.  
11/02/19Red-necked GrebeMain Pit, Theale GPs1J C Morgan
between buoy 6 and buoy A . Seen from behind Hadleys.  
11/02/19Red-necked GrebeHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1D Andrews
10/02/19Red-necked GrebeMain Pit, Theale GPs1P W Driver
Near bouy 6.  
07/02/19Red-necked GrebeMain Pit, Theale GPs1R C Watts
Present in general area near bouy 6.  
07/02/19Red-necked GrebeMain Pit, Theale GPs1N Cleere
still present in general area of buoy 6.  
06/02/19Red-necked GrebeMain Pit, Theale GPs1R H Stansfield
Still present close to buoy 6.  
06/02/19Red-necked GrebeMain Pit, Theale GPs1T A Guyatt
prob juv. From spit, picked up near buoy No. 8 and swam left to behind islands.  
06/02/19Red-necked GrebeMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Tomczynski
05/02/19Red-necked GrebeMain Pit, Theale GPs1D J Barker
One winter plumaged located at c1230hrs feeding just of the small island between the pylon island and the 2 larger islands further east, so rather distant, watched from the Spit using x60 on my Kowa telescope. Size roughly the same as Coot the bird was dark with a dusky grey wash to its flanks and head and a more brownish wash to its neck, the crown was dark grey as were the lores. The bill was long, dagger shaped with a distinct yellow base and dark tip. After watching the bird for 10-15 minutes I decided to move round to the north bank which would be closer to the bird, KEM joined me but unfortunately the bird had moved and could not be re-located.  

Past records of Red-necked Grebe

2019Theale GPs, 5th-11th February. *
2018Queen Mother Reservoir, 14th April. *
2012Queen Mother Reservoir, first-winter, 11th November to 18th December.
2011Queen Mother Reservoir, first-winter, 5th December.
2010Queen Mother Reservoir, 29th November.
2009Queen Mother Reservoir, first-winter, 8th-25th November.
2004Wraysbury GPs, 9th March to 15th April.
2002Woolhampton GPs, 28th November to 6th May 2003.
<2000Confidential, many records.