Pied-billed Grebe

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Pied-billed Grebe

Postby Spider » May 28, 2008 9:37 pm

These are just too cute! They sound like they are laughing when they greet each other.

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Postby PeggyC » May 28, 2008 9:41 pm

Wow, I've never seen one before! I'm glad your taking pictures to share your wildlife world with us!
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Postby wishiwere » May 29, 2008 7:04 pm

How cute! Are they full grown, or young ones?
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Postby Spider » May 29, 2008 7:14 pm

These are full grown. They dissapeared for a while (I guess to the big lake -natural banks- to breed) now this one is back. When the big alligator swims by he is escorted by these guys. Punchy little things swim straight for the gator, nose to nose, and veer off at the last minute. I think they even dive under the gator! The big gator is about the length of the canoes or more.
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Postby wishiwere » May 29, 2008 8:46 pm

Those are awsome birds then! Perhaps they aren't worth the time for the gator as they'd only be a snack? Aren't there some birds that pick food out gator mouths, or am I dreaming? :)
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