Another angling session watching the pike floats

In fact, apart from a great crested grebe picking up a small roach once, it’s only the second time it’s happened to me.

Half an hour on from the coot experience, the same thing happened again.

The bird (I assume it was the same one) circled the float while looking down in the clear water.

Then it dived and just picked up the bait as I again pulled it away.