Grebe Surprise

On my morning walk the other day (see it here) I got to see three different kind of Grebes. There are usually a lot of Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus). One family was still feeding three zebra juvis.

There was also an adult Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) feeding two teenagers. As soon as mom or dad surfaced they were after the catch. Even though they were diving for food themselves.

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Once they were even trying to pick an insect from the sky.

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But the big surprise to me were the Black-necked or as it is called in North America Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis).

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~ by Natalie on October 9, 2011.

9 Responses to “Grebe Surprise”

  1. Wow, how lucky you were to see three types of grebes in one day! I love watching these fascinating birds. Splendid images!

  2. Wow what a beautiful encounter and quite fruitful. The pictures are sumptuous. We only have the horned grebe over here!

  3. Great photos of some rare fellows!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  4. You were lucky to see all those different kinds of grebes in one day. Great photos. I especially like the first one with the two juveniles following the parent so closely.

  5. Excellent sightings/photos of a bird I have yet to see. Many Thanks for sharing on WBW!

  6. You have a great, great eye! Thanks for sharing your photos and expert description!

  7. Wow Natalie, what a great birding day with three species of Grebes. I love grebes, they are so interesting to watch. I bet those Little Grebes with the chicks were busy! The Eared Grebes are always a treat.

  8. Lovely sightings!

  9. Handsome waterfowl!

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