Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Pied-billed grebes on Green Lake

A pied-billed grebe sits on a floating nest.

Another grebe comes up with a beak-full of brown plant matter, and she (or he) steps off and starts gathering plant matter too. There's one egg in the nest. According to my reading of the bird books, there may be up to six more on the way.

Both birds dive among the lily pads, bringing back more nest material.

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Mark & Sara said...

That is so cool! Milo will love this. Thanks for snapping these pictures and sharing.

Liz at Yips and Howls said...

I grew up near Green Lake (but live in Oregon now). Kind of a geeky kid, I loved identifying and watching water birds like grebes. Thanks for taking me back there for a few moments.