Date: 2/9/18 9:58 am From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG...> 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
Agriculture, Science & Engineering
Northern Oklahoma College
1220 E. Grand, PO Box 310
Tonkawa, OK, 74653-0310
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From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Scott Loss
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2018 11:43 AM
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: