[Tweeters] Possible Clark's Grebe at Capitol Lake?
tvarela at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 3 14:54:21 PDT 2014
Greetings, I walked the North pool of the Lake Thursday morning and did not locate a grebe. Also quickly scanned the south side and did not see one there either. I'd be interested in knowing if you see this bird again.
South Puget Sound, WA
tvarela at hotmail dot com
On Jul 3, 2014, at 12:01 PM, tweeters-request at mailman1.u.washington.edu wrote:
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> Hi folks,
> I was walking around Capitol Lake in Olympia this noon, and heard a one-syllable "Western" Grebe call that didn't sound 'right'.
> I came back this evening with binoculars to see a grebe with:
> - a yellow-orange-straw colored bill, with no olive or greyish-tinge.
> - the dark cap came down to/above, but not below, the eye
> - relatively pale back (could be a function of the light?)
> - appeared to have a fairly thin black stripe on back of its neck
> The bird did not fly, although it dove several times.
> If someone could get there with a functioning spotting scope (a 'whole 'nother story) and/or better camera lens to confirm or deny the sighting, I'd be appreciative as I haven't seen this species in Thurston County before.
> Many thanks,
> Jon. Anderson
> festuca AT comcast dot net
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