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30-JUN-2009 Hank v/d Velde

20090630 311 Pied-billed Grebes - SERIES.jpg


Three images: I previously asked "How many young do you think there are on/in the nest?" Here's your answer.

Top Image: Mom prepares to dismount. It's time for a swim and time to unload the little rascals.

"Where are you going Mom? Please stay" Looks like only two here, but wait.....

....there's an other one, that's three in total. "Please come back Mom." But when Mom swam away, all three promptly followed her into the water and resumed their attempts to climb back on board. Perhaps it was my presence that made them want to hang on to Mom's skirts, so to speak. I don't know how Mom was able to carry all three, with mostly only one showing. Mom and babies didn't stay out long. On returning to the nest, Mom dumped the babies, who were then left to climb on to the nest, then back onto her, themselves.

Nikon D300 ,Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR
1/200s f/7.1 at 850.0mm iso800 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Paul Cools10-Oct-2015 14:39
Julie Tremblay06-Jul-2009 10:21
Beautiful life scene!
Marc Vermeulen06-Jul-2009 09:08
Bryan Murahashi05-Jul-2009 05:35
Cute captures of this fun family.
Mary DeSmit05-Jul-2009 03:21
Another wonderful series of beautiful images, Hank! I haven't had the opportunity to see these in person yet. V
Guest 05-Jul-2009 02:22
Excellent work, Hank. This must have been photographed before the nest was covered in reeds!
January Grey05-Jul-2009 02:07
Beautifully detailed images, & humorous commentary, Hank! Sweet little hitchhikers! An enjoyable series! V~
Simon Chandler05-Jul-2009 01:33
Wonderful series of beautiful images. Cute and natural. v
Tom Munson05-Jul-2009 01:22
Another terrific series, Hank! Young Grebe's are so cool!
Jean D05-Jul-2009 00:26
Beautiful and very timely captures, Hank!
lou_rozensteins05-Jul-2009 00:24
Again, all lovely shots! The details are great, and thanks for the information too. Well done. Voted.
Monique Trempe05-Jul-2009 00:11
A beautiful series and a funny history. V
Janet Forjan-Freedman04-Jul-2009 22:48
Lovely series Hank!
Guest 04-Jul-2009 20:26
Fantastic images, Hank. Beautiful reflection. Well done. V
Guest 04-Jul-2009 15:27
Amazing how they fit in so well.
Great series, and story :) V!
Michel Jasmin04-Jul-2009 15:03
Great series Hank.
monil04-Jul-2009 14:59
Magnifique cette famille de grèbe.
Mafnificent this family of grebes.v
jychamberland04-Jul-2009 14:14
beautiful series Hank.
Jim Coffman04-Jul-2009 13:17
Great series,Hank!Those little ones are cute!
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