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wayne seltzer wrote:
Those baby grebes are cute too and have interesting markings. They should look great swimming behind mom when they get old enough soon. We only get eared, horned, and Clark's grebes here. Never seen baby Grebes before. Thanks for sharing!
I think the chicks are quite cute too. One interesting observation is that there are two different sets of chicks (Two that look older and are about twice the size and two that are smaller). There are also two eggs still in the nest. It seems that they may lay multiple eggs throughout the summer. It will be interesting to see if the eggs still in the nest hatch, but the mother is clearly brooding them as if she expects them to hatch. The bigger set of chicks swim about five feet away from the nest now and the little one sometimes hop in the water and then get right back out. All of them like to climb on their mother's back. I would love a shot of her swimming carrying them on her back, but with the eggs in the nest she is almost never out of it. The father just seems to spend the whole day catching fish and feeding everyone. He seems pretty attentive, but I haven't seen the little ones climb on his back yet. Perhaps they only do that to the mother.