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Shimmerings
Enchanted Learning® Photoblog      Posted March 7, 2013   10:01 am

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Western Grebe on Lake Washington
 
Western Grebe on Lake Washington

The Western grebe's red eye color and long pointed bill are striking.

These birds have an amazing courtship ritual, in which the mating pair dashes across the water next to each other, heads held high, in synchrony.

Scientific name: Aechmophorus occidentalis
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Date taken: May 2, 2012
Place taken: Mercer Island, WA, USA
Mitchell Spector
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