Grebe Chick is Getting Older: July 2021

I’ve been having a look at the grebe family near the Humber Bay parking lot for quite a few weeks. The nesting platform is not being used now but the two parents are keeping a good eye on their chick (stripes on the head).

Red-necked Grebe (family)
Red-necked Grebe (family)
Red-necked Grebe (family)
Red-necked Grebe
Red-necked Grebe (family)
Red-necked Grebe (family)
Red-necked Grebe (family)
Red-necked Grebe
Red-necked Grebe (family)
Red-necked Grebe (family)
Red-necked Grebe (family)
Red-necked Grebe (juvenile)
Red-necked Grebe (family)
Red-necked Grebe (juvenile)
Red-necked Grebe (family)
Red-necked Grebe (juvenile)
Red-necked Grebe (family)
Red-necked Grebe (family)
Red-necked Grebe (family)
Red-necked Grebe (juvenile)

MYSTERY BIRD

I will identify it at the end of the post.

Other birds:

Ring-billed Gull
Mallards
Red-winged Blackbird chick
House Sparrow chicks
House Sparrow (female)
Pekin Duck
House Sparrow chicks
Canada Geese
Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)
Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)
Pekin Duck
Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)
Pekin Duck

MYSTERY BIRD

This medium sized heron is a Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

NATURE POETRY

Balmily, balmily, summer wind,
Sigh through the mountain passes;
Over the sleep of the beautiful deep
Over the woods green masses
Ripple the grain of valley and plain,
And the reeds and the river grasses.                   – Ina Donna Coolbrith (1841–1928)

Miles Hearn

3 thoughts on “Grebe Chick is Getting Older: July 2021

  1. Lisa Volkov

    I got the “mystery bird”–almost. I thought, “Black Capped Night Heron”. Close enough? Or no cigar?
    The Grebe family is wonderful! I found myself wondering what that (poor) creature was that one of them caught. It looked like a lobster! The other birds were also good to see. Thanks, Miles!

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  2. Lisa Volkov

    I just did a bit of online research. Some kind of Crayfish? I’m not fishing for an answer, here–I’m satisfied with the list I found relating to what Red Necked Grebes eat in the way of Lake Ontario aquatic life.

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