Birds of Ireland

Great Crested Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

The Freat Crested Grebe is the largest of the Grebes and it is resident throughout the country. It is easier to find in Winter as the local population is boosted by winter visitors. It can be seen around the coast but it also favours inland lakes where larger populations breed,

Best Sites

Lough Neagh and Upper Lough Erne in Northern Ireland, and Lough Sheelin in county Cavan.

Great Crested Grebe in Broadmeadows Estuary, Dublin: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 LEns, 1.4X Extender, 1/1000 SEC, F13, ISO 500

Great Crested Grebe at Bull Island Dublin: Canon 600D, 70 - 300 Lens, 1/500 Sec, F14, ISO 400