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