Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Eared Grebe

The eared grebe is one of those birds that makes and amazing transformation each year. In the winter they are a fairly unremarkable black and white but when breading season approaches they become a beautiful rust and black color with vibrant red eyes. Although they are found in western portions of Minnesota I have only seen them hear during migration. Most of my pictures of them are from Montana where we see them in Yellowstone or one of the wild life refuges that we often stop at. These grebes were photographed at Bowdoin NWR.



10 comments:

Gary said...

Beautiful capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Paula Scott said...

Talk about seeing red! Those eyes are a bit spooky yet beautiful! As is the bird's plumage.

HansHB said...

Awesome shots!

FjÀllripan said...

Beautiful photos of an amazinglokking bird!!

Larry said...

Great shots of the Eared Grebes in breeding plumage Jeff! Beautiful!

mick said...

Great photos and beautiful breeding colors on the Grebes.

heyBJK said...

What a beautiful grebe! I've never seen that species.

Kathie Brown said...

So amazing isn't it! Lovely photos of the breeding plumage!

Stewart M said...

Wow - that really is a 'vibrant' eye!

Stewart M - Australia

Springman said...

Eared grebes, This is a new bird for me and what a beauty. Thanks for sharing your great capture!