An Aechmophorus grebe (either Western or Clark’s) was reported today at Blue Marsh Lake by a local birder. Being only about 45 minutes away I jumped in my car and drove down to the lake, hoping to catch a glimpse of the bird. Unfortunately, I was not able to find the bird from the multiple vantage points that I checked. Since the lake is formed by a dam, it has a bunch of hidden areas that aren’t visible easily so it could still be around. I would guess that tomorrow morning would be a good time to check it out as boaters will not be disturbing it yet.
- Red-necked Grebes and Black Scoters at BESP (www.nemesisbird.com)