[Tweeters] Possible Clark's Grebe; Capitol Lake

Matthew Pike hoodedcrow3b at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 30 19:58:01 PDT 2009


Hello Tweets,

I birded Capitol lake for a bit this evening. I viewed from the second bench south of the boat launch dock on the south end of the lake a Western/Clark's type grebe from around 4:30 until near 5 pm. Without my scope I am not confident enough to rule out a hybrid individual, but I am nearly certain the bird was not a Western Grebe. This bird clearly had a deep yellow bill and clean white under at least the lower half of its eyes. It appeared quite dusky above and in front of the eye.

I will be back on Sunday with my Black Hills Audubon field trip, and my scope.

If you are in the area, probably worth checking out tomorrow.

Good Birding,
Matt

Matt Pike
Lacey WA
hoodedcrow3b at yahoo.com





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