Great crested grebe on a lake on the edge of Cambridge. It was awesome to watch a pair of grebes doing their courtship display last term, and filming it for my Birds of Cambridge documentary (check it out on my website if you haven't already watched it). This is a seriously cool wildlife experience, as the grebes have amazing orange feathers on the sides of their heads, which they fan out as they face their partner and move from side to side. It culminates in the "Weed dance", when they pick up waterweed and hold it in their beaks as they face each other whilst paddling frantically to almost stand on the water surface, shaking the weed. Unfortunately I don't have a still of the courtship (I was filming it instead), but here is a funky image of a single grebe with some blurry branches in front...⠀ As it says in the film, it's pretty crazy that you could see the courtship of great crested grebes before a 9am lecture in Cambridge!