Friday, September 28, 2012

Little Grebe

"To swim faster, just run!"
The Little Grebe / Belibis Kecil runs faster on water than it swims or fly, so it seems. It is shy and keeps to isolated large ponds, swimming close to the pond's edge that is thick with tall reeds (6-7 ft), providing a safe abode. When it notices danger or threat, such as people, it scuttled hurriedly on the water's surface in a panic, flapping wings and all in half flight. Nevertheless, an amusing sight. Marshland, Langkawi, 5pm, November 2010.