Throwback Thursday

A plant covered Little Grebe

Throwback Thursday travels back to the Brown Moss Nature Reserve near Whitchurch in Shropshire in the 1980s.

This is a Little Grebe (also known as a Dabchick although that common English name seems to be uncommon these days) in breeding plumage. It has just surfaced after diving for food and its back is covered with various water plants.


Throwback Thursday: 9th July 2020


11 replies on “A plant covered Little Grebe”

There was (maybe still is) a country house in southern Cheshire called Peewit Hall. I suspect that a lot of people wouldn’t know what a Peewit is nowadays.

I just Googled it. It’s actually spelled Pewit. The hall still exists and is a grade 2 listed building. If I recall correctly some of my ancestors owned it until one of them drank it away.

It was on my mother’s side of the family. The family name was Penlington, my maternal grandfather was one of 9 children, none of whom had a male to carry the name on. As far as I’m aware the Penlington line is no more.

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