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Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) | by PeterQQ2009
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Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

A youngster, obviously. I was surprised to see a chick so young, and only one. I wonder if it is a second brood. It climbed on its mother's back a few moments later.

 

Oudorperhout, Alkmaar, the Netherlands.

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Taken on July 14, 2012