Anyone Else Seen a Western Grebe Stand Up Straight on Land


Posted by RichardMittleman/Gon2Foto on Tue Feb 20, 2024 4:37 pm

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This Grebe was resting on land at the spot and then stood up. I've never seen this before. I'll tell you why it might have done this
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by Karl Egressy on Tue Feb 20, 2024 8:54 pm
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Very nice image. I would like to read the story.
 

by david fletcher on Wed Feb 21, 2024 3:35 am
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Don't often see this Richard. Nicely done. (another vote for the story).
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:41 am
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Interesting to see this pose, was the Grebe about to defend its territory?
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by RichardMittleman/Gon2Foto on Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:37 pm
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Hope I didn't hype the story too much. I thought this was very unusual behavior in addition to the fact that it was resting on land for a long time. I never did see it go into the water. Next day in the same location a Western Grebe was floating, dead. I assume it was the same Grebe, but can't prove it. But the day after that, there was another Western Grebe dead on the shore at low tide. I reported the two dead Western Grebes within one day of each other, hoping that they might have known an agency that might want to autopsy them, but the person who answered the phone didn't seem too interested. End of story
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