Grebes

The southwestern end of lake Meredith was crawling with Western and Clark’s Grebes this morning. I took advantage of the beautiful weather and got the kayak out early and mad a 9-mile circuit around the SW part of the lake. It is only the second time I’ve had a chance to get out on the water this year. The first was earlier this month and I saw a couple of Western Grebes and quite a few Eared Grebes then.

3 of the 6 Clark’s Grebes that were there this morning.

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One of the 8 Western Grebes I saw.

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Eared Grebe from earlier this month.

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A Horned Grebe that spent a few days at Spring Canyon earlier this month.

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I also saw these American White Pelicans today.

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And  a tree full of Double-crested Cormorants with chicks.

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Cattle Egret

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