CMO to the rescue

Got a call about a grounded Eared Grebe at a friend's (Bonnie Wunderlich's) place about 40 minutes from here so I dropped everything and rushed to pick up the bird. Promptly released it in my biggest tank. I had an Eared Grebe here for a week in 1998. It was here from Nov 19 - 27. This one will probably stay a week also. Here are videos of its first few minutes of release. It seemed slightly confused but acted normal in my opinion. Not that I know how a released grebe normally acts.

When I put up this snag I never envisioned it this loaded with doves.

Just before dark I checked on the grebe and it was feeding on gambusias like crazy!

Sneak Peak...

 Yes, The decorating has begun!!

If you missed a Sneak Peak that I posted on my regular blog, Debbie-Dabble, please click HERE...

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Please come back on Friday, November 23rd when I post Part One of my Annual Blog Home Tour of our home all decked out for the Holidays starting with the outside of our house......

I hope to see you all then.....

Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!!


Early morning

My cold camera (45°) in overcast early morning light was no match for the speed of the thrush. I got this blurry shot and even on continuous shoot mode the bird was absent from the next frame.

Late afternoon: Well, had fun with today's birders but did not get a photo of a wren that Tripp Davenport discovered. It seems to be a Pacific Wren (recently split from Winter Wren). Tomorrow getting a photo of it will be priority.

All birders got plenty of Varied Thrush and Costa's Hummingbird views, as well as photos. Sometimes the photography was a bit challenging.

Michael Gray