Tuesday, September 27, 2011

World Bird Wednesday - Australasian Grebe



Australasian Grebes are busy little birds, and like most of the grebes I have tried to photograph, rather nervous. When “startled, dives rather than flies” says the guide book and it’s not wrong. And they seem to be able to swim for miles underwater, often coming up a very long way away from where they dived. They look similar to the Little Grebe – or Dabchicks as we called them – that I saw as a kid, but they are a different species.


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Enjoy the birds.

12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love grebes. we've had a couple of pied-billeds winter with us the last 2 winters. i'm hoping they return!

Hilke Breder said...

Nice shots! Grebes no matter what color are recognizable the world over by their GISS - General Impression of Size and Shape, and they are all expert long-distance divers.

eileeninmd said...

Grebes are just so cute, I love them. Great birds and sighting.

joo said...

Hi, Steward, lovely post! I love this bird:)

Gary said...

They're beauties!! Stewart. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Nice photos Stewart, and that's another one I still have to get a good photo of.

Andrew said...

Beautiful birds to see Stewart.. Little Grebes are a big favourite of mine "now you see me now you don't" little divers...so cute!

Jean said...

Stewart, Interesting that Grebes can swim underwater. Sweet photos of one.

Springman said...

Nice catch Stewart, It's a rare day when a grebe stays topside long enough for a picture, they see everything!

Arija said...

Looks like you had the same problem getting your Grebes as I did with my Little Grebes and mine know me. Great that you got it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love grebes (but you knew that ;>).....thank you so much for changing your comment form.

Pat said...

They're so pretty1