A few days ago I thought I heard grebes calling at Bear River National Wildlife Refuge when I was photographing Tundra Swans and just after that the staff at the refuge confirmed that the grebes are back! Pied-billed Grebes can be found at the refuge most of the year but the Western and Clark’s Grebes are migratory and I have been waiting for their return. They breed at the refuge and soon they should be rushing which is a fascinating courtship display.
Western and Clark’s Grebes will soon number in the thousands at Bear River NWR along the auto tour route and on the Bear River itself. I can’t wait to see them rushing or chasing after each other!
Spring is springing up all over.
Life is good.
(These images were taken in 2009)