[Tweeters] Pied-billed Grebe chicks

Doug Canning igc dcanning at igc.org
Thu Oct 13 17:15:31 PDT 2011

This is a much belated posting...

On September 14th I saw an adult Pied-billed Grebe with 6 juveniles still partially in their
"stripe-head" plumage stage on a small open-water pool within a willow swamp on the
West Rocky Prairie Wildlife Area, Thurston County. All had the striped plumage on their
head and nape, some also had bits of red on their crown. Below their neck, they had all
acquired their later, brownish juvenal plumage.

This seems like a late date for such young Pied-billed chicks but I have little experience
with them: in the past 30 years I've seen juveniles only only seven other occasions.

On the 24th I was again at this location but did not see any of them.

Any comments on the timing? or location?


Doug Canning, Olympia Wash.
dcanning at scattercreek dot com
dcanning at igc dot org

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