Red-necked Grebe Parent and Chick: July 2021

I’ve been visiting Humber Bay regularly to keep an eye on the development of the family that have occupied one of the nesting platforms.

Red-necked Grebes

This morning, one parent and a chick were out for a swim.

Red-necked Grebe
Red-necked Grebe chick
Red-necked Grebe parent and chick
Red-necked Grebe parent and chick
Red-necked Grebe parent and chick
Red-necked Grebe parent and chick
Red-necked Grebe parent and chick
Red-necked Grebe parent and chick
Red-necked Grebe chick

MYSTERY BIRD

I will identify it at the end of the post.

Other birds.

Common Grackle
KIlldeer
Song Sparrow
House Sparrow (male)
Mute Swan
Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
Song Sparrow
Great Egret
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird (female)
Pekin Duck and Mallard
Mallard (male) in moult
Double-crested Cormorants
Ring-billed Gull
Double-crested Cormorants
Rock Pigeon
Double-crested Cormorants
Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)
Yellow Warbler (male)
Mallard (female)
Yellow Warbler (male)
Ring-billed Gull
Canada Goose
Ring-billed Gull
Barn Swallow
Mallards (juvenile)

MYSTERY BIRD

Blue-green-black above and clear white below identify this as a Tree Swallow.

Tree Swallow

NATURE POETRY

How beautiful at eventide
To see the twilight shadows pale,
Steal o’er the landscape, far and wide,
O’er stream and meadow, mound and dale! – Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870)

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Red-necked Grebe Parent and Chick: July 2021

  1. Lisa Volkov

    I got the mystery bird!
    The pictures of the Red-necked Grebes are delightful. The Great Egret is magnificent (flanked by what seemed like attendants!) The Pekin duck and Mallard together were fascinating. Can they mate? This place is a good one for birds, ducks and gulls, as your pictures demonstrate. Thanks, Miles!

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