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Nov 13, 2013 18:36 |  #1

Again from lasts week's drive SE of Flagstaff AZ, along Mormon Lake, we spotted and adult and three juvenile western grebes. They were in a little pool by the road, confined by vegetation, and so were easy photographic pickings, relatively speaking.


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Nov 13, 2013 18:52 |  #2

Great shots, the second one is an Eared Grebe in winter colors.


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Nov 13, 2013 18:56 as a reply to  @ 2n10's post |  #3

Beautiful shots! The second one is my favorite. I really enjoy seeing your photos.


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Nov 13, 2013 20:02 |  #4

2n10 wrote in post #16449691 (external link)
Great shots, the second one is an Eared Grebe in winter colors.

Wow, you could well be right, John; thank you.

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Beautiful shots! The second one is my favorite. I really enjoy seeing your photos.

Thank you very kindly.

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Nov 13, 2013 20:12 |  #5

I have lots of them around where I live. It was an easy ID.


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Nov 13, 2013 21:54 |  #6

Nice images, nice light and colours.
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Nov 14, 2013 08:32 |  #7

2n10 wrote in post #16449893 (external link)
I have lots of them around where I live. It was an easy ID.

Well, who would've thunk there'd be two species of grebes in the same pool? I was too quick to assume they were juveniles; they sure looked like them. I don't see them up here very often, and then only in spring. Again, thanks for setting me straight.

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Nice images, nice light and colours.
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Thank you, Stuart.

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Nov 14, 2013 09:16 |  #8

I know what you mean, I never expected it either. We have a lake in town that has 3 species of Grebes on it now. Eared, Western and Pied-billed Grebes. They all stay in sections away from each other.

Very cool that different species live so near each other.


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Nov 14, 2013 12:27 |  #9

Two beauties Al!


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Nov 15, 2013 07:51 |  #10

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Two beauties Al!

Thanks, Ted.
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Nov 15, 2013 08:54 |  #11

Nice shots, Al. Just see the Pied-bill here.


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Nice shots, Al. Just see the Pied-bill here.

Thanks, Rog. The pied-billed is most common here, although I have also seen western, eared, horned, and red-necked.

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Nov 16, 2013 14:58 |  #13

Great shots - #2 is my favourite!
We have a pair of Little Grebes building a nest so hopefully there will be a few little ones swimming around!


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Nov 16, 2013 15:43 |  #14

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Great shots - #2 is my favourite!
We have a pair of Little Grebes building a nest so hopefully there will be a few little ones swimming around!

Thanks, Mark. The eared grebe is quite a spectacle in its breeding colors.
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