Horned Wings

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

This is probably the same Horned Grebe I saw and photographed not long ago. It was still hanging around very loosely with a scattered flock of Greater Scaup off the north side of the park. This time it did me the favor of coming in much closer and showing off its wings for a few moments.

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

In this photo, the thin red line that runs from the forward edge of the eye to the base of the bill can be seen more clearly. That part of a bird’s anatomy, as I’ve recently learned in Maureen Lahiff’s excellent Bird Anatomy class, is called the lore. Check out this well done graphic on Cornell’s bird lab learning center.

About them: Cornell Wikipedia Audubon In Chavez Park

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