Monday, October 9, 2017

Pied-billed Grebe


Happy Monday, I wish everyone a great day!

This week I am sharing the Pied-billed Grebe. I see them often lately, they were in Florida, Maryland and seen on my last visit to Pennsylvania. The Grebes are cute waterbirds. Often while trying to get a shot of them they will dive just as I want to take their photo.


The Pied-blled Grebe is also known as a Dabchick. Isn't Dabchick a cute name!


Small, stocky and short necked birds. They breed throughout the United States. they have a chicken like bill. In the summer their bill is enhanced with a small black band.


They feed on small fish and frogs. They dive for about 30 seconds, especially if they feel they are in danger besides looking for food.



I was surprised to see this large group of Pied-billed Grebe at the Lake Apopka wildlife drive in Florida.



As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.


Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes


Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

43 comments:

  1. Hi Eileen. Well what a coincidence. Our Little Grebe is also known as a dabchick and has the same annoying habit, diving just as my finger hits the shutter button. Have a great week now.

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  2. Another new bird...with a smart bill.
    A good week to you, Eileen!

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  3. I had never heard the name dabchick before. It is very cute and the bird is lovely!

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  4. Nice to see all your beautiful photos.
    Internet working right now so thought I'd try to visit some blogs.

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  5. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful pictures of these beautiful duck species.
    All perfectly photographed, my compliments.
    The first picture is my favorite.
    Best regards, Irma

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  6. ooooh they are just too cute!! i wonder if they are around here?? your first images is really specular!!

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  7. It looks so cute in that first pic, Eileen!

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  8. Hello Eileen! Well done for managing to get such great photos of the grebes!
    The ones I have seen were to quick & dived when I snapped a photo.
    Have a great week!

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  9. That Grebe is a cutie for sure... I see them around in various places where we go... I love the name, Dabchick..... CUTE!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. I don't think I've ever seen a grebe, with it's short pied bill. They look so unusual with such a short beak,

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  11. Cute Grebe..great photos..I never heard the name "dabchick"..Have a wonderful week..

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  12. We are both in a grebe sort of mood today! Your pictures are better of course. I saw all of mine in Oregon and have never seen a pie-bill in Florida...the ones in Oregon dive just like yours do ... When we lived out at the lake, I probably had a million pictures of 'where the grebe used to be'... lots of ruffly water shots .

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  13. Awwww, aren't they sweet? LOVE!! that first image.

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  14. Another new to me bird and that name IS cute / reminds me of a cartoon character or something :)

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  15. Eileen - they are so adorable. I especially like how they seem to still have 'baby' down ... I enjoy your pictures so much since I am pretty hopeless at bird pictures!!! Have a wonderful week!

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  16. What a beautiful duck that first one is....nice.

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  17. Dabchick is a cute name for a cute bird. :-)

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  18. I've never seen one of these cuties before - They truly are different and have a uniqueness all their own, don't they?

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  19. They are wonderful! I love your part of the world.

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  20. They are very cute birds. Thanks for sharing them Eileen, loved your photos.

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  21. I love the colours in that first shot. Such a sweet bird.

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  22. I love wildlife photos like that. Lovely - especially that last shot.

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  23. If i am with you there, i will be very happy also taking shots of those wildflowers! I am not so much happy shooting only ducks or birds in the water. I prefer those on trees.

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  24. That first picture is gorgeous! I enjoyed this post and the info very much. Have a nice day.

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  25. How interesting that the bird's bill changes with the seasons. I'm not at all familiar with this bird. Thanks for the photos and info! Hope you have a lovely Tuesday, Eileen!

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  26. Especially like your first picture ...
    Hope your week is going well.

    All the best Jan

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  27. Great photos of the Grebe and the water color in the first picture is magnificent. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Oooh ~ love the Grebe ~ so sweet looking and a great photo as are your others!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

    A ShutterBug Explores ~

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  29. I love the Pied-blled Grebe, it is beautiful.

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  30. Dabchicks! I love it!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  31. Yes, the bird too looks cute! I have seen Dabchick in a freshwater lake during my vacation in mountains here, but never a flock of birds. Interesting to know they get black band on the bill during summer!

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  32. Dabchick! Beautiful bird and a cute name. Another new one for me. Thanks, Eileen.

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  33. Cute name and cute bird! I love your beautiful photos, Eileen!!!

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  34. I have always enjoyed seeing these birds. I am finally visiting and viewing your wonderful photos. I do enjoy them on Facebook as well. I have a new blog. Click on my name.

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  35. Loved learning and seeing this bird...very cute bird too Eileen...Michelle

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  36. Love the name Dabchick! Cute bird. You got some great photos, as always.

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  37. Love the name Dabchick. Cute bird. Great photos, as always!

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  38. Such a variety of birds you find! I just have same old... and many are leaving us!

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  39. Hello Eileen! Wonderful photos! The Pied-blled Grebe is so cute! Have a great week ahead!

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  40. What cute little grebes! We call our Little Grebe a dabchick too!

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