[Tweeters] RE: [obol] Clark's and western grebes at Vancouver Lake, Clark Co. WA

Randy Hill re_hill at q.com
Wed Apr 29 13:23:40 PDT 2015

I saw Bob's post and stopped by (sort of on the way home) around 11:30. A
group of 10 at the start (one disappeared and another seen swimming away)
included two Clark's Grebes which mostly stayed at opposite ends of the
group. Even from a distance but in good light and with a better scope than
yesterday, four features stood out between the two species. Eye exposed
below the black cap vs hidden within; orange rather than yellowish bill;
thinner black stripe behind the neck, which from a distance gave it a paler
look; overall paler back, light gray vs medium gray esp around the sides.
Since my camera was at the car (I thought) and the distance wasn't conducive
to decent photos, I headed around to the LaFramboise Road access for a
"closer look" which didn't materialize. But there were many more grebes
nearer the east shore in very distorted light, possibly 20 more. Worth a
look before it warms up and the rowers get active.

Randy Hill


From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu
[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Bob
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:06 PM
To: Luke Hanes
Cc: Obol; tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] RE: [obol] Clark's and western grebes at Vancouver Lake,
Clark Co. WA

Yes when I drove by on my way home I did not see anything on the water as


Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:37:38 -0700
Subject: Re: [obol] Clark's and western grebes at Vancouver Lake, Clark Co.
From: lukeandharmony1997 at gmail.com
To: rflores_2 at msn.com
CC: tweeters at u.washington.edu; obol at freelists.org

Thank you Bob

I got there an hour too late!

I arrived at 9:15am and there was nothing in the water but two lone

Hoping to get there early tomorrow as Clarke's would be a lifer for me

Luke Hanes

Vancouver, WA (Felida)

lukeandharmony1997 at gmail.com

On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 8:15 AM, Bob <rflores_2 at msn.com> wrote:

Yesterday Randy and I had 38 wegr and thought a couple were candidates for
Clark's. This morning there are 16 much closer at the flushing channel and
two are Clark's.

Bob Flores

Ridgefield, WA

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