The Red River and a New Grebe and Gull

It was still cloudy on May 2nd when I took today’s pictures, but out in the middle of the Red River there were some birds that I could not ID until I got home and looked at the pictures.  I still didn’t know what they were, but decided to google red neck grebe, since I figured they were a grebe and they had red necks.  Imagine my surprise to find out that they are Red-necked Grebes.  There was also a gull that was different from the normal ones and since it had a black head, I googled black head gull and found a Black-headed Gull that looks like it.  I should be in the bird naming business – LOL.

The Black-headed Gull isn’t supposed to be in this area – so it might be something else, but for now that is what I will call him.  During migration it is not unusual to have different birds.

So, we have the rising Red River, the big tree across the river, plus the Red-necked Grebes and the Black-headed Gull in pictures today.

Red River May 2
Red River May 2
Red River May 2
Red River May 2
Red-necked Grebes
Red-necked Grebes
Black-headed Gull and Red-necked Grebes
Black-headed Gull and Red-necked Grebes
Big Tree Across the River May 2
Big Tree Across the River May 2
Red River May 2
Red River May 2
Red River May 2
Red River May 2
Red River May 2
Red River May 2

I’m going to do a bit of raking in the front yard today since it is above freezing and the sun is shining.  🙂  Then it will be time to get the cams at Africam up – see you there later.