Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My First Horned



1/320 sec. f/9 ISO 1600

Horned Grebe

I recently saw and photographed my first Horned Grebe. I'm not a bird list fanatic, but it's always exciting to photograph a new one.

29 comments:

Stewart M said...

Lister or not, seeing a new bird is always good!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Roan said...

I've never seen one before. Great shots. Love that red eye.

Montanagirl said...

Congrats! And he's a real beauty.

TexWisGirl said...

how AWESOME! your shots are spectacular, too! i've only seen a pied-billed grebe - never one of these. REALLY cool!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Fun to see new birds and ducks. I've never seen one of these. Great shots.

Karen said...

He's very handsome! Love the red eyes and touch of red on the side of his bill.

Andee said...

That is definitely a new-to-me bird.

Gail Dixon said...

I've been seeing the pied-billed grebe a lot lately, but haven't had the pleasure of seeing the horned. What a sensational set, Brian! He's a beauty.

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful shots. I love his red-eyed stare.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

You certainly got great views and can celebrate you high quality images!

Mersad said...

Gorgeous shots Brian!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

i stora drag said...

Very nice photos of this bird that I haven't seen either!
Greetings Pia

Findlay Wilde said...

Apart from the head, it is very like a Little Grebe. I really enjoy all your pictures. From Findlay

Marie said...

Grebes are an interesting group of birds.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Awesome shots! Congrats on the new bird.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Brian always good to see a new bird and you got a great shot of it.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Brian always good to see a new bird and you got a great shot of it.

eileeninmd said...

Brian, cool shots of the Horned Grebe! It is cute!

Pamela Gordon said...

I don't see the horns but I like the red eyes. Glad you got to see it.

Ida said...

How cool to photograph a new bird and what a cool looking bird it is.

Saun said...

Hi Brian cool shots how lucky are you to see it. Happy Shooting

Saun

Liz said...

What a lovely find, Brian!
I do keep a list as I note where they are photographed and add locations if I manage to find them in a new place. Lifers are always a nice feeling. :)

Grandma C said...

I love it when you photograph a new bird because you capture what the bird looks like and what they are all about.
I think your bird photos should be the model in all the bird books. You show us what they really look like.

Andrea Priebe said...

A small group of Horned Grebes landed on our lake a few years ago. I took a picture but they were too far away to get a really good shot (like yours), but I was still thrilled that I had even seen them. I haven't seen one since until today. So cool, Brian ... really love your photography.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Lisa said...

What a beauty. I shot a few once but too far away.

edenhills said...

And they are great photos! I agree it's always fun to add a new bird to the list.

Debbie said...

What an exciting moment!! Awesome images!!

Mary Cromer said...

Yeah, awesome bird, awesome images, congrats. I have photographed a few species this past 2 weeks, but they were really out a good way, will share soon~

TheChieftess said...

He's a charmer...