Adult Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena)
Last week on a visit to a Toronto park on Lake Ontario, I was lucky to see this adult Red-necked Grebe swimming fairly close to shore with two juveniles. At first I assumed this adult was a female but since Red-neck Grebe males and females - which look very similar - raise their young, this could be a male.
Juvenile still with stripes on its face and fluff on its body
Most Red-necked Grebes nest in shallow lakes and ponds quite a way north of Lake Ontario, but this year at least two couples have raised families in Toronto.
Adult guarding young as they sleep
Sorry about the glare in these photos but I had to face westerly in late afternoon to get these shots.
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE
Not quite as dapper as other waterfowl. :-)
Cute fluffy juvenile Red-necked Grebes, with nice markings on faces.
Love these faces, and your captures, especially the expression on the first one, just beautiful! I wonder what it sees?
It's nice to see the birds in you rarely seen. I greet you.
I love the reflections in the water in the middle image!!
so very cute!
Nice reflections. I like to see the parent watching over the little fluffy ones.
Your photos are great EG, love those young ones, and this is such a pretty bird.
The adult's very watchful indeed!
Gotta love those red necks!
These are really great birds (and photographs).
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Such sweet babies!
I love the 'fluffyness'!
I just love all the
Grebes! The striped face juvie is adorable!
This is a new one for me, EG!
I did not know these ducks. Your photographs are good even though you say you have a glare. The juvenile looks so sweet – almost like a fluffy toy.
What beautiful creatures they are!
Just love the little one.
Great shots and cute birds.
The juveniles are so cute!
Grebes are so cute! The striped faces and fluff are darling, and the parent watching over the babies while they sleep. I enjoyed seeing them. Great shots!
Sweet looking birds.
Good shots and nice to see the juveniles as well.
I have never seen baby Grebes, they are adorable, they have zebra faces!! I do not notice any glare at all! Love the last one where they are sleeping with mom watching over.
Great birds! Lovely shots.
Pretty and cute all at the same time....I've not seen one of the grebes like this but only in pictures. You're so very lucky.
I've see many grebes EG but not the red necks.. love the babies, so sweet!
The cat has lovely and intense eyes,
I saw these guys (and/or gals) for the first time this summer in Anchorage. Love all grebes but this one is really quite special -- and you got babies too! Wonderful.
Those young are so sweet and cute...
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