As the name suggests, the Little Grebe is the smallest of the grebes. Its preferred habitat is lakes and ponds with plenty of vegetation (reeds, sedges etc.) to hide in as it is quite shy. It is distributed quite widely throughout Europe, although is resident in some parts of its range (including the UK) but migratory in others. This photo shows the breeding plumage, in winter it is a much plainer brown and buff.
Fairly pleased with this one, I like Little Grebes and their fluffy bums! Posted a bit late as we went to the cinema last night to see The World's End, happily I enjoyed it very much (had been trepidatious as I think Hot Fuzz is POOR), obviously it was no Shaun of the Dead but then what is?