Is there anybody out there ?
The Australasian grebe,
Is one of the smallest members of the grebe family and is becoming a frequent visitor to our dam.
Here it is helping itself to the local metamorph population of the Spotted Marsh Frog, Limnodynastes tasmaniensis.
In September of last year I watched and photographed the male Spotted Marsh frog whilst it was guarding the spawn from predators and what happens?
Six months later you almost make it to be a fully grown frog only to be stabbed and eaten by a 20cm Grebe!
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