115/365 Red-Necked Grebe

by Helen Anders April. 27, 2021 120 views

The red-necked grebe is commonly heard in the marshes near where we live. The pairs exhibit laugh-like calls during their spring romance and can be heard throughout the night in late April and May. They have very impressive courtship rituals! So interesting to hear and watch.

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Sabine Phb 1 month, 3 weeks ago

They are fun to watch an guess where they’ll pop up after they dove underwater. They never come above where I’d guessed. Wonderful photo of a great bird!

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Helen Anders Replied to Sabine Phb 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Haha! That’s exactly what happens to me. I can never predict where they are going to pop up! Thank you, Sabine! 😊

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Adrian Morris 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Nice photo. These are birds are uncommon where we live. I saw one once, but I wouldn't have known what it was if someone else in the hide hadn't told me - it didn't have a red neck at the time!

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Helen Anders Replied to Adrian Morris 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Adrian! Breeding birds have a chestnut-red neck and non-breeding ones have a greyish-white throat and cheek. Such an interesting fact!

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