Bird, wildlife, and landscape photography by Jon Rista
Dozing Western Grebe
This past week, I came across a group of six Western Grebe hanging out at the Cottonwood Creek wetland. Grebe usually hang out near the southeastern sandspit on the lake, but I have to say, I like the environment at Cottonwood better. While photographing these little beauties, I noticed one of them was just lazily floating around, and seemed to be a little asleep. Fully asleep waterfowl tend to stuff their bill under one wing…so I think this guy was just dozing. It was a pretty lazy day, rather warm (the highest temperatures we’ve seen this year, peaking at ~88ºF).