The UKs smallest grebe that seems to
spend more time under the water than on the top of it. A small dumpy
bird with a fluffy rear end. It is a widespread, resident bird found
usually lakes, gravel pits, canals and rivers where there is slow moving
water with plenty of emergent vegetation amongst which to feed and take
cover. During the winter months they can also be found on coastal habitats.
Its diet consists of insects and larvae. Length: 25-29cm.