Great crested grebe family a summer delight at Liaoning wetland

New-born great crested grebe chicks are seen staying by their mother’s side at Dongling Park in Shenyang, Liaoning Province on May 13, 2024. /IC

New-born great crested grebe chicks are seen staying by their mother’s side at Dongling Park in Shenyang, Liaoning Province on May 13, 2024. /IC

A great crested grebe mother is pictured with her chick at Dongling Park in Shenyang, Liaoning Province on May 13, 2024. /IC

A great crested grebe mother is pictured with her chick at Dongling Park in Shenyang, Liaoning Province on May 13, 2024. /IC

A great crested grebe chick is seen peeking out from its mother’s wings at Dongling Park in Shenyang, Liaoning Province on May 13, 2024. /IC

A great crested grebe chick is seen peeking out from its mother’s wings at Dongling Park in Shenyang, Liaoning Province on May 13, 2024. /IC

A great crested grebe family is pictured at Dongling Park in Shenyang, Liaoning Province on May 13, 2024. /IC

A great crested grebe family is pictured at Dongling Park in Shenyang, Liaoning Province on May 13, 2024. /IC

A delightful scene captured the essence of nature’s tenderness. A pair of great crested grebes was seen lovingly nurturing their newly hatched chicks in the serene wetlands of Dongling Park in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning Province.

The tiny birds alternated between snuggling under their mother’s wings for warmth and peeking out curiously to explore their surroundings, infusing the summer atmosphere with their enchanting presence.

Each year, dozens of great crested grebes choose the wetlands in Shenyang as their seasonal home. Here, they perform courtship rituals, build nests, lay eggs, and care for their young, transforming the wetlands into a vibrant sanctuary of avian life.