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:

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great shot for WBW!
    Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  4. 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!).

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  11. 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:)

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  15. 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.

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  18. Cool sighting, Eileen! The close up is amazingly clear!

    ReplyDelete
  19. They are lovely birds, thanks for sharing.

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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  25. Great little bird, beautiful photos.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Eileen,
    Nice shots of the grebe!!

    Shantana

    ReplyDelete
  27. 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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  30. You took some great shots of the grebes.

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  34. 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

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

    ReplyDelete
  36. 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!

    ReplyDelete
  37. 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.

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  40. 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!

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

    ReplyDelete
  42. They ARE cute - I also love bird watching!

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

    ReplyDelete
  44. Lovely shots. They really are cute little birds.

    ReplyDelete

Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
I appreciate all your comments and I will always try to return the favor and visit your blog.

Due to some recent problems I will not be able to publish any comments that include a link. I would appreciate if you do not include any kind of links in your comments. Sorry!
Have a great day, Eileen