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Horned Grebe

Friday, 10 Apr 2009
Mona Reservoir
Juab County, Utah

Four horned grebe were seen at Mona Reservoir (Juab county) early this afternoon between the boat ramp and the dam on the west side of the lake. While all four were in the same general area, each was doing its own thing. Three were in breeding plumage and the fourth was in mid-molt between winter and breeding plumage. Three were feeding just a few feet from shore while the fourth was about 100 feet out. Two common loons were also present, as were numerous waterfowl, American coots, American white pelicans, and double-crested cormorants. Looking across the lake to the east shore, numerous great blue herons and double-crested cormorants were occupying nests in the rookery trees. Several Swainson's hawks were also seen around the lake, as was a pair of golden eagles.

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Lu Giddings

          Photos by Lu Giddings

  Photos by Lu Giddings

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