'Magic moment' great crested grebe hitches ride on mother's back

Pete Seaward captured the sight at Blenheim Palace estate in Oxfordshire

‘Magic moment’ great crested grebe hitches ride on mother’s back at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire Pete Seaward

A photographer has told of the “magic moment” he captured a great crested grebe chick riding on its mother’s back.

Pete Seaward too the images at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

The chick can be seen hitching a ride on its mother’s back while the father finds some food.

A Great Crested Grebe chick catching a ride on its mother's back whilst the father finds it some food. Pete Seaward

He said: “After many days of watching my favourite water bird sitting on her nest, and hoping that one day I would see a cute chick riding on her back, it finally happened.

“Not only did I get a shot of the chick on back but a shot of the dad offering a freshly caught fish to the little one. A magic moment!”

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