Pied-billed Grebe

Lots of birds in the yard (40+ species yesterday), but nothing new until this morning, a nice surprise Pied-billed Grebe showed up in my neighbor’s small stock pond.  Here’s a quick documentary photo, shot with my Kowa 883 at x60 and my iPhone 6 with a PhoneSkope adapter.


Pied-billed Grebes are regular in the county, but not expected away from the larger bodies of water, so this is a Code 4 yard bird–only my 14th Code 4 bird this year, and species number 150 for the year!

Hopefully there will be many more show up in the next few months, and I’ll find additional rare yard birds in my nocturnal recordings.

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