I was chatting to a non birding friend of mine whilst walking around Titchmarsh LNR where we had seen a Little Grebe.
They asked an interesting Question, what sort of bird is a Glebe, well it certainly sounds as if it should be a bird but its not.
I was stumped for an answer so I needed to do a bit of research.
In my time I have seen plenty of farms and houses called, appropriately Glebe Farm and Glebe House.
A Glebe is actually a variety of religious stipend, i.e. funding for the local clergy in bygone days.
So, the profits or part thereof from a Glebe Farm at some time in history were made available to the local parish to support their activities.
Little Grebe, known also as a Dabchick.