Raptors, beavers, and a daisy chain of weasels … our readers share their most memorable wildlife encounters of this indelible summer

Our daily lockdown walk took us along Exeter’s urban flood defence channel, where a pair of great crested grebes have kept the whole family entertained. Starting with amazing mating dances in March, nest building throughout April and then two broods of chicks throughout the summer months. The narrow, manmade channel with clear waters allows views of the grebes diving under water, catching a range of fish, as well as hungry black and white striped chicks, riding on their parent’s backs.
Miles Smith

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