Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pied-billed grebe

 Juvenile Pied-billed Grebe (Podylimbus podiceps)

I'm not sure why haven't posted this photogenic little guy. I took this photo in early August and by now it likely looks pretty much like an adult.

 Looking back

This juvenile has several brothers and sisters that I have only seen from a distance. But one day this little one was bravely swimming on its own  quite close to the edge of the pond where I was standing.  I was the only human there so no one had yet frightened it away.

Coming up from a dive, I think (I forget)

I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

48 comments:

Mersad said...

The last one is really charming. Great set of wildlife images.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Terri said...

Great captures!

Andy said...

Nice photos Camera Girl. You continued to educated me about the world of birds.

Revrunner said...

Nice tail feather. ;-)

RuneE said...

very nice to get so fine close-ups. Feel I can touch him!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Cute little chap. Occasionally a pied-billed grebe turns up in this country. But when they do you'll certainly not be on your own watching it.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots, EG!

Birdman said...

Never seen this one before. Thanks.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful shots!

see you there! said...

I especially like your bird photos and the fact that you identify them for us who are not in the know.

Darla

Judy said...

What a photogenic little guy!!! So glad you shared!!

Willow said...

What sweet shots of this little Grebe !

Rose said...

You sure got some great images....such a cute little guy. Or maybe gal.

TexWisGirl said...

adorable little teenager! SO cute!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

He was the curious one.

Small City Scenes said...

What a cutie

Linda W. said...

Nice close-up shots. I especially liked your capture of the bird's reflection on your first photo.

Halcyon said...

You caught this one wonderfully!

Sylvia K said...

What a cute little guy and I love your captures, EG, as always!! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Little sweetie! You can see where the expression 'water off a ducks back' comes from :)

Ginny said...

He is cute! And I really like the reflections! His little tail is sticking up like a Pintail!

Malyss said...

Very cute small guy ! "pied", like the french word?..(foot)

DeniseinVA said...

Ooooooo your Juvenile Pied-billed Grebe is such a pretty little thing. Great shots!

RedPat said...

A new one for me, EG! I wouldn't have noticed the pied-bill if it wasn't in the name.

Ela said...

Just a beauty ! Great photos !

Mama Zen said...

He's so cute!

Marie said...

Great little grebe!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Precious pictures. The first pictures is especially lovely with the added reflections.

cieldequimper said...

Well yes it does look like after a dive: a bit wet! Sweet!

Debbie said...

sometimes we just have too much to share ;)

and that's a wonderful thing!! beautiful images of this very handsome grebe!!

Lisa Gordon said...

What an adorable little face!

Felicia said...

he is so cute. wonderful images.

Randy said...

Love the reflection in that first shot.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

So adorable. I am glad you were able to take great pictures of it.

Shammickite said...

Lovely little chap!

Indrani said...

I find it cute. :)
Great series.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Looks like a very cold day !

llandudnopictures said...

A real bright eyed beauty!

Breathtaking said...

Aw! Sweet faced little Grebe, with a tiny feather tail,..so cute!:)

Kate said...

Terrific reflection.

Pete Shanley said...

Great shots of the rebellious teenager!

orchid Miyako said...

Your Grebe is adorable, EG♡♡♡ Love the 'Coming up from a dive,' Shot very much:-)

Still struggle new Windows8.1 (^^;)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Susan (ABON) said...

Wonderful photos of adorable birds!

Gail Dixon said...

My favorite duck! Absolutely darling. I've never seen the juvenile before. Your images are so sharp. Amazing job!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome shots of this sweet little one!

bailey-road.com said...

What wonderful captures!

georgettesullins said...

Beautiful captures. I wish I could get them to look so close.

Chris Rohrer said...

Aren't the juveniles stunners??!!!! They remind me of winged zebras. Great close ups. I'm waiting for that perfect grebe moment.....you know the one:) It when momma carries all the little zebras on her back. I still haven't seen that one but keep crossing my fingers that it will happen:)

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