Grebes and a Flicker

The huge flocks of various ducks, grebes and whatever else was on the Red River last week have moved on.  Yesterday there was one small group of Horned Grebes left, but this morning – nothing.

Horned Grebes
Horned Grebes
Horned Grebes
Horned Grebes

I think these are all Horned Grebes.

Edit – May 9/15 I just used a bird ID feature at Merlin – the Cornel Lab and it tells me that at least some of these are Red-necked Grebes.  This feature is being beta tested now, but it looks pretty accurate to me.  🙂

When Chester and I were headed out for our afternoon walk he spied a Northern Flicker in the back yard.  Luckily he stopped to point it out to me, giving me time to snap one quick picture before he raced towards it.

Northern Flicker
Northern Flicker

Speaking of Chester (and I often do), it was his 12th birthday yesterday.

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