Hohum, another Lifer today, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
You have no idea how much John and I struggled today to find this handsome fellow that's been hanging out at the harbour for the past several days, he's my new favourite bird. As per the Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario, the Eared Grebe is a western species, and a very rare and recent breeder in Ontario.
The lighting was absolutely spectacular this morning to accentuate his wispy, golden plumes that at times almost looked bronze in colour. How striking they were next to his vibrant red eyes, neatly positioned over his black neck, I cannot figure out why he's flying solo without a girlfriend, he's so handsome, fastidiously-groomed, polite, and well-mannered- who says all the good ones are taken???!!!
To Les in West Van: in case you couldn't tell, "Grebe is the new Kingbird"- hah!