Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Horned Grebe

Horned GrebeHorned Grebe, Hagg Lake, Washington County, Oregon, 1 November 2011 by Greg Gillson.

 

In autumn, Horned Grebes move from their breeding grounds to deeper ponds and lakes south or coastally to winter wherever deeper waters remain ice-free. Two birds were swimming and diving right under the floating dock at Hagg Lake on November 1, allowing me really great looks at 10-15 feet away.

Where can you find them right now?

Map of Horned Grebe sightings in the Pacific NW in eBird, October-December 2011.

A previous article: ID Challenge: Horned and Eared Grebes in winter

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful shot of a horned grebe! I've just moved from S Dakota, where I had enjoyed watching the eared grebes that visited during the summer at a large pond I'd discovered. I love how the chicks ride on the parent's back!

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