This is a Breeding adult which you can easily ID by the fan of golden feathers at the “ear”. This image is from early spring where I spied it swimming in one of the ponds at the golf course where we live.
Fun fact- Grebes have lobed rather than fully webbed feet that sit at the rear of their body.
Fuji X-T3| Fujinon XF 100-400mm@400mm| PS CC 21.2.1
I was able to get out to do a little birding this week, and it started out on a great note. When I stepped out my front door
this American Robin was in the uppermost branches of the Ginko Tree in my front yard. I took that as a good omen!
Once at the pond I had a good walk-about, and found a couple types of Grebes, and many other wintering birds along with the regulars. Here are several I observed. I have many more I’ll be sharing in the coming days.
Pied-billed Grebe Adult Winter
Eared Grebe Winter
Hooded Grebe Adult Winter? I’m not positive what type of Grebe this is. Can anyone ID it for me?
Nikon D700| AF-S Nikkor 300mm f4| Tripod & Hand-held| Lexar Professional Digital Film