Eared Grebes at Frank Lake
Eared Grebes are a very cool bird. They look fantastic (especially the red eyes), are great divers and really show their personalities. I watched a group of eight that swam alone and in pairs on the marsh.
There were a couple of characters who squawked or bickered a little but mostly they all meandered around grabbing insects off the water, diving for things under it and paddling around.
I was watching these birds from the Ducks Unlimited blind on Frank Lake. They swam within a few yards many times and gave me a wonderful opportunity to observe them in good detail for over three hours.
It was a beautiful afternoon on the water and along with the Eared Grebes, I watched Western Grebes, Black-crowned Night Herons, White-faced Ibis, American Avocets, Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Ruddy Ducks and Canada Geese. It was a great afternoon on a beautiful Prairie lake.
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Great light and reflections-the colors really pop!
May 28, 2013 at 8:30 pm
Thanks Joe – it was beautiful light in a beautiful location!
May 30, 2013 at 11:51 am
beautiful pictures indeed!!!
May 25, 2013 at 5:43 pm
Beautiful pictures – brings them to life – magical!
May 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm
great captures,they have personalities alright!
May 22, 2013 at 4:43 pm
Beautiful birds and some lovely reflections captured in your images.
May 22, 2013 at 2:51 am