Date: 2/9/18 1:21 pm
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Subject: Re: NOT a Least Grebe at Lake Carl Blackwell
"Early hatching" might have been the wrong term as it probably didn't hatch
in 2018. However, this is clearly a juvenile bird as it hasn't attained
adult features (bill and body are too small). As suggested by Doug Wood in
a comment on the OOS facebook page, this could actually be a late-hatching
bird from 2017.

Scott Loss

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

Have fun,

Tom Curtis

From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Scott Loss

Sent: Friday, February 9, 2018 11:42 AM


Subject: 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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