Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pied-billed Grebe

 I am linking up my Pied-billed Grebe with

World Bird Wednesday  and Nature Notes

During our last visit to Bombay Hook NWR we sat and watched a couple of Pied-billed Grebes. They were swimming around and every once in a while they would dive. I think they are one of the cutest birds with adorable faces.


The Pied-billed Grebe nest on ponds and lakes and winters on fresh bodies of water and protected bays.  They are warm brown in color, have dark eyes and a white eye ring. Their bill is short, black and banded.

This shot is a little fuzzy because of how far I had to zoom. But, I love it's adorable face.



It was hard to capture two of the Grebes close together, every time I would go to snap the photo one of them would dive.

Thanks for stopping by to see my post, I hope you love my Grebes too.  Thanks to Springman for hosting World Bird Wednesday and to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes. I hope the rest of your week is a happy one.

To see more beautiful birds and wonderful photos please visit World Bird Wednesday  and   Nature Notes


47 comments:

Andrew said...

A lovely little bird to see.. we had one over here a year ago... blown across the pond by one of the big storms..

Leora said...

They certainly look like happy little grebes! (not that I know a grebe from a dweeb, but maybe now I do).

HansHB said...

Great shot for WBW!
Well done!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love them! Saw my first ones last summer at "our" Oregon Lake -- and even saw one with babies on its back (one picture I'll never forget!).

TexWisGirl said...

these are undoubtedly some of my favorite waterfowl. so darn cute and tiny and full of spunk!!! :)

Gary said...

They're beauties Rileen. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

NatureFootstep said...

nice shots of the grebe. We don´t have this one so it is a pleasure to see it.

caite said...

you don't often think of birds having cute faces, but he does!

Linda said...

I agree - what sweet faces! You did a great job of capturing them - too cute!

Leslie's Garden said...

They are so adorable! I just love the little banded beak!

Rohrerbot said...

I like how you've put all these pics together in several shots. We have them here but I have yet to find them. They're hiding somewhere:) I'd agree...their faces are quite agreeable:)

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

They are so cute with that little band around their bill! Great job!

Carole M. said...

How sweet is the pie-billed grebe with the little band around it's bill

Nature Rambles said...

These are such sweet-looking birds. And I loved those beaks!! Lovely series of shots!

SquirrelQueen said...

They do have the cutest little faces. I was trying to catch two mergansers in the same shot today and ran into the same problem, one kept diving.

Mama Zen said...

They are so cute!

Kilauea Poetry said...

You did a nice job with the watery reflections..I like these photos and your mosaic!
Wishing you a good afternoon Eileen~

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love the Grebes too, Eileen... They do have the cutest little faces... Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tes said...

Cool sighting, Eileen! The close up is amazingly clear!

Gillian Olson said...

They are lovely birds, thanks for sharing.

mick said...

A great series of photos. Those Grebes look like fun to watch.

heyBJK said...

I love grebes! They're fantastic little birds and quite shy! Great photos, Eileen!

Phil said...

You got some great shots there Eileen of that lovely little grebe.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

CameraCruise said...

Wow, they're so adorable, love them.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.
Have a wonderful day.
Mette

Bob Bushell said...

Great little bird, beautiful photos.

NatureStop said...

Eileen,
Nice shots of the grebe!!

Shantana

Stewart M said...

Great little Grebe - they always seem hard to get close to.

The corellas do get around in big flocks - but this was a big one!

Stewart M - Australia

the cuby poet said...

What a delightful little bird this is, I have never seen one or heard of it before, so thanks for this information.

Icy BC said...

They are beautiful birds indeed! Thanks for sharing as I have never seen one before..

Carver said...

You took some great shots of the grebes.

EG CameraGirl said...

Sweet grebes!I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for these!

rainfield61 said...

A smart bird that wears a black ring on its beak.

Libby Rodriguez said...

I never saw grebes before! You're right-their faces are really cute. :). Good job with the photos, and thanks for sharing!

grammie g said...

HI Eileen...What an adorable little guy with that dark, and bill ring!!
I have never seen one in photo's before thanks for showing him!
I also enjoyed your post from yesterday ..all those Coots in a group super shot!! : }}
Grace

Kathie Brown said...

I agree with you, pied-billed grebes get my vote for cuteness and their chicks are even cuter, though I have never seen one!

Larry said...

I too love the Pied-billed Grebe Eileen! These are great shots of these little beauties. My favorite thing about Pied-billed Grebes? The way they sometimes just sink like a submarine!

Rosie Leavesnbloom said...

Never seen one along my river - it's a lovely little bird isn't it and you got a good shot of its markings on the beak.

Amila Kanchana said...

I agree with you about them being cute! The marking the bill is really cool too.

Rambling Woods said...

what a lovely series Eileen..I agree that the face is so sweet and what a treat to get to photograph them...Michelle

Elaine said...

They're adorable!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I so like these water birds! They are very shy and you have done an outstanding job of taking their picture! They often dive just when I want to get a photo taken. Ha! Have a most wonderful Thursday tomorrow!

Springman said...

Sweet Shots...
Cheers Eileen!

diane b said...

They are cute. You are right they have adorable faces, a punk hairstyle and someone has bound up their beaks. They must be noisy.

Lisa said...

They ARE cute - I also love bird watching!

BlueShell said...

Hi dear! What lovely shots...I lobe the bird and the reflections...
Hug you

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely shots. They really are cute little birds.