Western Grebe Family at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Western Grebe familyWestern Grebe family – Nikon D810, f8, 1/2000, ISO 640, -0.3 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

I’m in the midst of cabin fever right now and the forecast for the day is basically clouds and snow which isn’t helping. Perhaps I will be able to visit the local pond and take some snowy images if there are any birds nearby, that might help the cabin fever. The forecast for tomorrow morning looks okay right now so maybe, just maybe, I will get out into the field tomorrow.

I looked through my files this morning looking for some thing from warmer days to share this morning.

When I came across this Western Grebe family image that I took at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge I knew this was an image that made me think of spring. The photo made me smile because of the cuteness of the grebe chicks being back brooded by the adults and how two of the chicks seem to be reaching out to each other. This Western Grebe picture made me think of warmer, sunnier days.

That is a good thing.

Life is good.



  1. Utahbooklover February 23, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Nice image! A bit of a break in the weather this weekend but more precipitation on Monday and Tuesday.
    Maybe the groundhog was right about 6 more weeks of winter. This seems to be a variable time of year.

  2. April Olson February 23, 2017 at 11:32 am

    The photos made me smile. Being home sick on gloomy days require some enlightenment.

  3. Patty Chadwick February 23, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Images of the back brooding of these beautiful birds always makes me smile…the little ones are so cute…unless they are relentlessly begging for food…them they are almost nightmarish…

  4. Liz Cormack February 23, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Warmer & sunnier (!!) days ahead hopefully. Love the photo.

  5. Stu February 23, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Well done! Thanks very much for posting this day-brightener.
    The reflections ice the cake.
    Best wishes.

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