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Old Apr 21, 2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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Old Apr 22, 2013, 12:03 AM   #2
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Wow! I love all your shots, especially the first and last. I didn't recognize any of these birds, with the "possible" exception of #4. Red-wing blackbird? All beautiful, a pleasure to view.
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Old Apr 22, 2013, 1:05 AM   #3
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Good series of nice and colorful pictures!
Let me guess:
1. Red Breasted Merganser
2. Horned Grebe
3. American Coot
4. Red-winged Blackbird
5. Green Heron

I have yet to photograph a Red Breasted Merganser and Green Heron. I will add them to my list of what to look for.
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Old Apr 22, 2013, 9:57 AM   #5
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Thank you everyone for commenting
Just add one more little guy to the list:


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A Pied Grebe! 2 species of Grebes in one posting, very nice!
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Sweeeeeeeet, really good series.
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A Pied Grebe! 2 species of Grebes in one posting, very nice!
Thanks - The Pied Grebe was quite tiny and kept diving below the water!
... and another one that got away (bobbing in a kayak sure didn't help any):


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I have encountered 5 species of Grebes: Pied, Horned, Eared, Western and Clark's. None of them are easy to photograph since they are diving all the time and seldom stayed still. I have not yet been able to get a really cleared shot of them. Your 2 Grebes are way better than the ones I got.
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Extremly great series! Love all the little water birds. Such fun to watch and a serious challenge to photograph.
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