Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pied-billed Grebe (Grèbe à bec bégarré) at Laurel Creek

Pied-billed Grebe Podiceps auritus
Laurel Creek Conservation Area
Waterloo, ON
22 September 2014

     Judging by the number of juvenile birds doing very well at Laurel Creek it appears that the breeding season there has once again been a successful one.
All of the youngsters were feeding very proficiently and many were taking "practice" flights across the water, no doubt readying themselves for the migration that lies ahead.
     This individual very obligingly came close enough for a reasonable picture.

David M. Gascoigne,
David M. Gascoigne,

I'm a life long birder. My interests are birds, nature, reading, books, outdoors, travel, food and wine.


  1. Que bonito, buena fotografía David. Saludos desde España.

  2. This is really great picture David!
    Have a happy day!

  3. There's something about juvenile grebes, in general, that I find charming. I think that it's probably the stripiness that does it. And you've captured that beautifully!

  4. Hello David,
    Beautiful picture of this very beautiful grebe.

  5. Beautiful this young little grebe. Very nice color and also your picture is very nice bright:-)
    Greetings, Helma

  6. Your Pied- bills always seem to be so much more obliging than our Little Grebe, the equivalent species.Can't get close to the little monkeys.

  7. Wonderful shot, David!
    How nice to reed that their breeding season was good!
    I love this bird family, they look so cute.
    I hope autumn is bringing you many photographic joys!
    It is getting cold at night here but the days are still warm and glorious.... at last!
    Cheers, heeps of hugs from Patrick and me :)


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