Monday, December 1, 2014

Western Grebe Pays Rare Visit

                                                          Two Bufflehead Males

                                                         Male Bufflehead Taking Flight

                                                                  Western Grebe

                                                                   Western Grebe

11-30-14/0800-0930/partly cloudy/15-20 mph winds

The Western Grebe comes to visit occasionally, but this is the first time that conditions were good in order to obtain a few decent photos.  This bird is not in breeding plumage yet, but will be soon enough. By the time that happens, he or she will be gone.  I see them ever December, but they are rare visitors to the area.