Horned Grebe – Podiceps auritus

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– Winter Plumage

Horned Grebe – Podiceps auritus in Breeding Plumage

Horned Grebe – Podiceps auritus with a Flounder Fry

Horned Grebe – Podiceps auritus, are a winter visitor to my area in southeastern New England. We find them along the shore actively feeding. Horned Grebes breed mainly in Canada and Alaska. In the summer, I saw them around Churchill, Manitoba. They are extremely colorful in the summer with a black head and Brown puffy year like Tufts along the side of its face, along with a deep red neck, scoured eyes and a small straight black bill. In the winter, they are mainly black, gray and white with out the beautiful colors of the summertime. I observed and photographed a Horned Grebe, who spent an enormous amount of time and energy trying to eat a flounder fry. The bird caught the flounder fry, and the waters of Provincetown harbor just off of Macmillan’s pier, which may it easy to photograph the activity

Horned Grebe – Podiceps auritus spitting out Flounder Fry

Myer Bornstein

Myer Bornstein

I photograph the natural beauty of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and other locations Country and elsewhere. I also publish a blog about the area and other interesting vistas and locations.

Myer Bornstein

Myer Bornstein

Myer Bornstein –Photo Bee 1 has been involved in photography for many years and studied photography at the New York Inst. of Photography. He is now retired and photographs the natural beauty of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and other locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. He also publishes a blog about his works natural history and includes, book and equipment reviews. You can view my blog at http://photobee1.blogspot.com/ Myer Bornstein has won 1st Place in the South Shore Massachusetts Daniel Webster Photo Contest, Best of Show in the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island 2011 Photo Contest, and was one of the twenty-four finalists in the 2011 Massachusetts Audubon Photo Contest. He received one of three Judges' Choice prizes in the "Share the View" International Nature Photography contest in 2011 plus had second picture as one of the featured 250 runner ups. He also placed another photograph in the 2012 contest. He was awarded first place in the “Chasing the Light” Juried competition, Flights of Fancy. He’s has also been published both on line and in Nature Magazines and in Books. Recently he had the honor of having the first "50" point photograph in the Pro-Am tournament conducted by The Images for Conservation Fund in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He teaches photography classes and instructs about Lightroom 4. He also is a volunteer naturalist and photographer for Allen Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

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Susan Lee

A fine photo journal! I might almost mistake the breeding-plumaged grebe at a quick glimpse as being a golden pheasant swimming 🙂

Susan Lee

A fine photo journal! I might almost mistake the breeding-plumaged grebe at a quick glimpse as being a golden pheasant swimming 🙂