Plethora of Pied-billed Grebes

This year I have seen more Pied-billed Grebes than I can ever remember seeing before. The ponds of the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge seem to have at least one pair in each of them. The following images come from April and May (I know I am very late in posting them).

Pied-billed Grebe emerging from the cattails

Pied-billed Grebe emerging from the cattails

Pied-billed Grebe going after a buggy lunch

Pied-billed Grebe going after a buggy lunch

Alert Pied-billed Grebe

Alert Pied-billed Grebe

Grace in Pied-billed Grebe

Grace in Pied-billed Grebe

Leaving a wake

Leaving a wake

The start of a Pied-billed Waltz

The start of a Pied-billed Waltz

The ultimate moment of Pied-billed Grebe affection

The ultimate moment of Pied-billed Grebe affection

Written by Radd Icenoggle

I am a native Montanan, who has spent a lifetime as an outdoors and wildlife enthusiast. I earned a degree in biology with an emphasis on habitat relations. During my studies, I had the great fortune to research and compose a thesis that explored the effects of slope aspect on...
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