2014/07/07

Svarthakedopping - Podiceps auritus - Horned Grebe

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 Hey, who is down there?

Dad, or is it mom, you have such big feet!

But your wings are small. How can you fly with them?

I´m hungry!

 OK, will get you some food.

eh!!!!
Svarthakedopping - Podiceps auritus - Horned Grebe

© NF Photo 140630, Östra Vingåker

I was waiting and waiting. The Horned Grebe seemed to have disappeared. So I gave up on the pleasure to be able to follow some young ones this summer. But then, the last day of June I spotted one on the other side of the little lake. Too far away for shots. But then the family came closer. Both parents and one young. And closer they came. It was like they wanted to show off. Yes, here we are and we have one baby. Enjoy!

I saw them today as well on the farther side of the lake. The little one has grown a lot. And now there are another family with one young on the other side of the road. There is a road going right in the middle of the little lake. So now one family on each side. Happy me!

And, also another good thing happened yesterday. I spotted the Common Moorhen with 5 newly hatched too. Images will be posted later on of them.

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13 comments:

  1. These shots are wonderful for us to see. the little one is so cute and I love your narrative to go with the shots. I have never seen a Horned Grebe.

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  2. Stunning Grebe shots. Thank you for sharing them.

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  3. Oh my goodness..what a wonderful series! I love the little one and the parents. Thank you so much for sharing with Nature Notes...too cute!.... Michelle

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  4. How cool to see the adults with their young ones.

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  5. I admit that I'm jealous that I have not seen a horned grebe this year. ;)

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  6. Beautiful shots of the Horned Grebe! I just love all the Grebes!

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  7. Härliga bilder! Ungen är så gullig.

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  8. they are so beautiful

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  9. a delightful little family series :)

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  10. Beautiful horned grebe family series!

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