Stretching Clark's GrebeStretching adult Clark’s Grebe –  Nikon D200, f8, 1/2000, ISO 400, -0.7 EV, 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

This spring and summer I’ve a little been disappointed by how few Clark’s Grebe images I have been able to take. One of the places I know about where I know I can find them rushing (looks like a water ballet), nesting, feeding their chicks and watching the juveniles ride on the adult’s back has been closed twice for weeks at a time. Once was due to roads flooding in the spring and now it is closed to finalize some road construction.

Clark's Grebe with midges floating on the waterClark’s Grebe with midges floating on the water –  Nikon D200, f7.1, 1/2000, ISO 400, -1.0 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

I was able to take some picture of Clark’s Grebes this spring and summer but what I really missed was watching them interact with each other and with the Western Grebes I can usually find in the same location. I hope that there are still some around by the time those roads open up in September!

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