Sunday, February 5, 2012

Horned Grebe

It was a beautiful February day today. Sunshine and temperatures in the mid 50's. I got late start as I am still recovering for my trip to CA, but I couldn't let another beautiful day get away from me. Besides, the last time I got out birding in Oregon was on January 7th.
I set out for Fernhill Wetlands as it is a reliable avian hotspot for photography. While I've had better luck there, I did run across a cooperative Horned Grebe. It was working the west shore of Fernhill Lake and I got to play cat and mouse with it as I often do with Grebes, guessing where they are going to reemerge after diving for food. If you pick a spot, lay low and still each time, they typically aren't threatened by your presence.

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