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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Just to round out a birdy week, above is a photo of a Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) that I took a few days ago at Swan Lake. The stripes on its head indicate that it is a juvenile. I saw an adult of the species in breeding plumage at Swan Lake in April. To the right is a photo I took at that time. I suspect that young bird above is an offspring of last mating season. Below is an adult Pied-billed Grebe in non-breeding plumage, photo taken a few days ago at Swan Lake. Here we have the same species but in three different plumages depending on the time of year and the age of the bird.


William Kendall said...

It looks like it's enjoying its time on the water.

Stephanie said...

Looks like a relaxing time for the birds.