Date: 2/9/18 10:02 am
From: Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...>
Subject: Re: NOT a Least Grebe at Lake Carl Blackwell
Hi, Scott


It is likely that your bird is a small, non-breeding pied-bill. A recently hatched bird would likely have the remnants of a striped head.


Have fun,

Tom Curtis


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From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Sent: Friday, February 9, 2018 11:42 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: NOT a Least Grebe at Lake Carl Blackwell

All,

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:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42616080<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_view_checklist_S42616080&d=DwMBaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=ExUl3DvfHYVm_PbyLyrdV3GvOvxrVk6sk7bd7H0WHWU&s=cyGqThZ8_BUXqvIsOcdCwIw01WIjbHZXiLCFPwYib6Q&e=>

Scott Loss
Stillwater.

 
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