Sunday, March 29, 2009

Pie Billed Grebe

Jimmy first spotted these Pie Billed Grebe.He said there was something out there that keeps sinking
and then coming up on the other side of the pond.
After you see one of these,
that is what draws your attention to them.

The first 3 were taken at Tierra Verde pond in February 2009.
Then I came home and was at the "duck pond" as the Fountain City pond is referred to locally and that tell/tell sign of sinking caught my eye. I had to go and investigate it. Sure enough there it was right here in Tennessee too.

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12 comments:

Mildred said...

Amazing photos Leedra. The water in that last pic is so pretty.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You captured some great photos of these guys.Soon I too will have a chance to photograph these.Hope I get some decent photos.
Blessings,Ruth

Lynne said...

I love watching these little Grebes on the river. Cute little packages.

Susie said...

How cute! I don't think I have ever seen one of these little guys before. Nice pics Leedra!

Kallen305 said...

Great looking bird and one I have never seen before! Love the pics.

The Early Birder said...

Similar antics as our Little Grebes. I can just remember Pied Billed from a trip to Florida in the mid 90's.

Shellmo said...

I like how he's looking at you at the corner of his eye! Great, great!

Bird Girl said...

Now that is a cute little duck! I've seen them do that - sink and turn up far away ;-)

Tina said...

How cute is this little guy...just love those stripes on his bill.. They don't look very big! Is this one a young one?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There Leedra, We're back from a wonderful trip. I'll post some pictures in the morning.

Love your photos--and have missed them. I love the Grebes---but I absolutely love love love that lighthouse... Wow!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

NCmountainwoman said...

I loved the photographs. Such a fun bird to watch and you captured them beautifully.

Pam said...

Great shots!

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