Grebe behaviour

Subject: Grebe behaviour
From: Sonja Ross <>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 18:46:37 +1100
As I came to my local small dam  (north eastern suburban Melbourne) when 
walking this afternoon, I saw the resident Australasian Grebe with it's wings 
held up and out, and circling round and round in the water.  The sun was out at 
the time, and I wondered if this was the grebe version of sunning, or was 
something else happening.  Once it noticed me, it dropped and folded it's 
wings, but then kept slightly lifting them up and down for a couple of minutes. 
 Does anyone have any thoughts about this behaviour?

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