Aren’t these the cutest things? They are Pied-billed Grebe babies. They look like something you’d see in the Galapagos instead of Papago Park Ponds, where they actually were. So here’s a few too many photos I took of them a couple days ago.
This is an adult, above. The males and females are indistinguishable.
Catching lunch with parental supervision
There are actually 2 sets of babies. One has 3 babies and they are a little older than another group of 2 babies. Unfortunately, in that group, there were 4 babies until the other day…No one knows what happened.
“I can swim, I can walk, when can I fly?”
Entertaining as these guys were, and as many local bird photographers who have gathered there over the last couple weeks to see them, there were some other fun birds to see, too.
I never get tired of spotting Green Herons, much smaller birds than you would think.
There were many punk juveniles there with their little spiked head feathers.
He/she felt like dancing. I also saw a chick with her but it scampered into the reeds before I could get a shot.
Flame Skimmer Dragonfly