Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Western Grebe mystery

Western Grebe
Western Grebe with chick. Lake Hodges, California. December 1, 2013. Photo by Greg Gillson.

It is inevitable that moving 1100 miles southward I would encounter some bird status differences that would surprise me. But I am unable to find anything written that would lead me to understand finding multiple Western Grebe chicks in December! Yet there they are on Lake Hodges at Rancho Bernardo.

If anyone can enlighten me on this subject, please do so in the comments section below. Thanks.

Western Grebe
Mating display of Western Grebe. Lake Hodges, California. December 1, 2013.