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Little Grebe
Tachybaptus ruficollis

These small grebes are easily missed and sometimes mistaken for ducklings at a distance. The first three are all adults in their summer plumages and a chick in the third photo. The fourth is a winter adult.
 

Little Grebe  Little Grebe

Little Grebe  Little Grebe

1-2: Basingstoke Canal, 30/08/2005.
3: Basingstoke Canal, 08/07/2006.
4: Radipole Lake RSPB, 23/01/2007.