Posted by: atowhee | April 23, 2015

DANCE OF LIFE

Putnam Point, Klamath Falls.  Two of our four-birder group had never seen dancing grebes before this day.  this ancient ritual always begins with some sedate bowing and curtsies among the pair, or even with three birds in some cases.GRB CRTSHP1 (1280x960)All my photos today were of active Clark’s Grebes. GRB CRTSHP2 (1280x960) GRB CRTSHP3 (1280x960) GRB CRTSHP4 (1280x960) GRB CRTSHP5 (1280x960) GRB CRTSHP6 (1280x960) GRB CRTSHP7 (1280x960) GRB CRTSHP8 (1280x960) GRB CRTSHP10 (1280x960)CL GRB1 (1280x960) CLRK-EYE (1280x960)If you’d like to see the Clarks’ Grebes and other great birds of the Klamath Basin, check out the Mountain Bird Festival based in Ashland.MTBF COLOR LOGOClick here for registrati0n information.

Putnam’s Point, Klamath, US-OR
Apr 23, 2015 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.  16 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)  X
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  X
Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)  X
Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis)  X
Clark’s Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii)  X
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  X
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  1
American Coot (Fulica americana)  X
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  X
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)  X
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  X
Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)  X
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  1
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)  X


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