Saturday, March 28, 2020

Eared Grebes at Bear River

Over the last few years I photographed Western Grebes, Pied-billed Grebes at Bear River but never Eared Grebes.  The moment I saw these birds my only hope was that Eared Grebes would stay close to the shore. And surprisingly they did!


A breeding adult. His bill is thin black and tipped, golden plumes splayed across the cheek.  A very impressive and beautiful bird!



After a long dive the Eared Grebe looked a little bit different.



At some moment one of Grebes stretched his neck and looked so funny.





Eared Grebes do nest in Northern Utah and hopefully someday I will see their mating displays, their nests and their youngs. 







7 comments:

  1. A grown-up adult, surprised that he is not alone.
    Images of excellent quality.

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  2. Maravilloso Kaya. Las fotos son preciosas. Besos.

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  3. one more time Lucky Kaya is sharing. Thanks

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  4. Me hace gracia, el aspecto que tine en las primeras fotos, con las plumas de la cabeza, completamente tiesas.

    Besos

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  5. Bonitas imágenes de los Grabes, Kaya, por aquí no los he visto nunca. En la segunda foto parece saludar a la cámara.Grandes tiros.

    Saludos.

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  6. Preciosas imagenes. El ojo rojo es como un imán para la mirada y su cresta de plumas resulta muy graciosa.
    Un abrazo y a cuidarse.

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