Yesterday I posted a video that had the sound of a Western Grebe chick begging for food from its parent but the chick couldn’t be seen because of some rushes. I was back at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge yesterday morning and there were grebes in the same location as there were on the day that I took the video but this time I could see the chick clearly. I was able to take several images of this hungry Western Grebe chick begging to be fed and laughed out loud when I saw this funny face through my view finder. If birds had tonsils, I could see them with the bill open this wide.
Not only are the Western Grebe chicks loud and persistent when they beg for food they can almost look scary too.
To be fair though, most of the time they don’t look scary, they look fluffy. I don’t know how old this chick is but it has developed the red eyes of the adults even while it sports its juvenal plumage.
Life is good.