Friday, October 31, 2014

A Trio of Grebes

Yesterday after finding the Surf Scoter at the Turner Rd Ponds I also photographed a number of other birds.  When I got home and was working with the photos I was struck by the fact that I had several different species of Grebes.  In fact I photographed three different kinds of Grebes.  Starting from the top is a Pied-bill Grebe, a very common year-around resident, but in it’s non-breading plumage it lacks the distinct dark marking in the middle of the bill. Next is a Horned Grebe, an uncommon winter resident. Last is a Western Grebe, also an uncommon winter resident and probably the largest and most graceful looking of the Grebes.

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