Date: 2/9/18 9:58 am
Subject: Re: NOT a Least Grebe at Lake Carl Blackwell
I don’t believe it’s an early hatch, it simply looks like a winter plumaged Pied-billed to me.

Eugene A. Young

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Northern Oklahoma College
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From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Scott Loss
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2018 11:43 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] NOT a Least Grebe at Lake Carl Blackwell


The bird I previously identified as a Least Grebe at Lake Carl Blackwell is actually a very small (and early hatching) juvenile Pied-billed Grebe. I was thrown by the bird's extremely small size, short neck, and tiny bill, as well as what seems like a very early date for a recently hatched pied-billed. My apologies for the false alarm... and it sounds like at least one group may have headed up to Stillwater so I apologize if the previous retraction was not clear or fast enough!
Some photos of the bird can be found embedded in the eBird checklist below:<>
Scott Loss
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