Great Crested Grebe / Haubentaucher / Podiceps cristatus

And the very big surprise: The spouse actually allowed a transfer of chicks on his back. I have heared so often that male waterbirds in part watch over their young or help feeding them even, but they would not let them ride. But this bird took the babies, trying to collect them all to finally allow for the hen to do the fishing. / Und jetzt die ganz grosse Ueberaschung.: Der Partner nahm tatsaechlich die Kuecken auf den eigenen Ruecken. Ich hoerte recht oft, das manche Wasservogel Haehnchen auf ihre Jungen aufpassen oder sie auch mit fuettern, doch angeblich wuerden sie sie nie reiten lassen. Dieser Vogel aber uebernahm die Kleinen und versuchte sie alle aufzunehmen, damit die Henne fischen kann.

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