I spotted these Western Grebes (Aechmophorus occidentalis) along my commute path this morning. Their long necks make them look distinctive on the water, then suddenly they’re gone! They were staying under water for a minute or so, then they’d appear again nearby.
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Thanks for the tip on The Omnivore’s Dilemma, I have added it to my Amazon wish list. It will me great trail reading next year. I can’t believe I have never heard of it before. It looks like amazon hasn’t even assoicated it with a lot of other main stream food books.
This post reminds me of trying to catch pictures of the loons on Isle Royle National Park. The best I could do is get a small half a blob entering the water.
I got wind of the book from an interview on NPR.
Yes, “name that blob” is a favorite pastime of mine…