This week’s photo, taken April 13, 2015 from Edmond’s Pier in Edmonds, WA, features an adult HORNED GREBE in breeding plumage.
I’ve been birding regularly from the Edmond’s Pier for 6 months now (2 – 3 days a week), and lately I’ve observed that some of the regular species are beginning to dress up for the spring season. Until about a month ago, HORNED GREBES wore their drab gray and white outfits, displaying no vibrant color other than a bright red eye. Well, that’s all changed now. A Horned Grebe swam directly towards me the other morning. Perhaps it never noticed me, or maybe it wished to show me its flashy threads. Whatever its intentions, I was impressed.