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Strawberry Reservoir

Today we headed out to the Strawberry Reservoir in the Uinta National Forest.  It’s a nice time to visit because the mountains look like this:

The fields look like this:

And this:

The best part about Strawberry Reservoir?  Baby grebes!!!

The parents were very watchful.  When they saw me they would alert the others by making noises that sound like scratching a record player.  It’s important to be watchful because the babies were unbelievably loud.  As soon as I got out of the car, I could hear them.

“Mom, I am so hungry.  Why won’t you feed me?!”

“How can you just float there?”

When the babies move, they stretch their necks out and down.  It’s a very odd movement that the parents don’t copy.

I also got a nice shot of a grebe eating.  Yum!

5 Responses to “Strawberry Reservoir”

  1. Tiffany says:

    Isn’t it a bit late for them to be fuzzy? They are so cute and soon will be wintering with me :-)!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    There must have been a late clutch. Most of the babies were in the juvenile stage where they’re the same size as the parent. I think there were only a couple little fuzzy ones, but of course they’re cuter so they got more screen time. :-)

  3. Strawberry Reservoir looks lovely despite motor boats. Wonderful pictures. And I love the grebes. Now I know what they look like. Thanks!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I took some very careful photos to avoid showing the motorboats. :-) But in all seriousness you hear them more than you see them.

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