Western Grebe

Aechmophorus occidentalis

ML213635861


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Ryan Griffiths
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eBird Checklist S65473949
Nelson Park, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara, Ontario, Canada
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Latitude and Longitude 43.2543, -79.0619 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Received notification that someone had found a grebe on March 4th and was seeking identification on Facebook. It was quickly revealed to be a Western Grebe. I was able to get to the marina with a little bit of daylight, and quickly got on a large Grebe about 100 meters south of Nelson Park on the Niagara river. Large yellow bill that appeared to have a slight upturn, dark cap that extended down the back of neck and continued to blend into the grebes upper parts, very uniformed. Bright white cheek and neck continuing to underparts, giving this grebe the standard "black and white" appearance. Piercing red eye. The grebe activity fed while on the open river, eventually entering the Marina at around 6:15pm The original finder of this bird is Liz Cormack on March 4th 2020... Thanks Liz!

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D500
Lens model
300.0 mm f/4.0
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
420 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
1600
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
1,084KB
Dimensions
1200 x 800

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