Young Horned Grebes

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© JanElle
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Two of the three young grebes who hatched out on our pond, all three are reaching full size now. The crest of feathers on the back of their heads are now beginning to show together with the red facial markings typical of this breed.

... this photo was taken through a curtain of willow trees and cattails which surround this pond. I had no idea whether the photo would be workable or not but because this was the closest shot I had ever been able to capture of them I didn't think twice about it.. good thing I did because they were soon half-way down the pond.

Family: Podicipedidae
Species: Podiceps auritus
Length: 12 - 16 inches
Wingspan: 2 ft

9 responses

  • Kathryn Darbin

    Kathryn Darbin said (2 Aug 2010):

    how cute (:

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (2 Aug 2010):

    Wonderful shot! Terrific entry.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (2 Aug 2010):

    Very nice shot of them!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Aug 2010):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (most excellently).

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (3 Aug 2010):

    So soft and beautiful! NIce filtering.

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (4 Aug 2010):

    Absolutely outstanding! The lighting and composition are just wonderful. Great job!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (9 Aug 2010):

    Soon they will be grown and gone. So glad u were able to follow their story.

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (9 Aug 2010):

    I'm amazed you got this close. Great shot!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (5 Feb 2011):

    You got an amazing shot and this is one that I missed seeing earlier of your entries....Very well done!

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