Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Littlest Grebe

The Grebe who thought he was a penguin from Jane Patterson on Vimeo.

I happened to be on the observation tower at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransas, Tx one evening. Looked down and noticed this bird fishing. He was hard to follow with the camera -- you can see how quickly he propels himself through the water with those webbed feet. I love the huge droplets of water that gather on his back when re-emerges. He reminded me of a penguin chasing after fish-- all feet and rounded body and no suggestion of wings at all....

My lifer Least Grebe.

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