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Lone horned grebe with eared?


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Seen yesterday in Fresno California at the waste water treatment plant on Jensen. Cloudy day so not great for photos plus always at the opposite end of the pond. There were dozens of eared grebes but I saw this one and it looks like a non-breeding horned to me. I remember something about horned grebes riding lower in the water. Thoughts? Added a second photo of a cluster of eared grebes for direct comparison.

Thanks in advance.

DSCN8678 possible horned grebe.jpeg

DSCN8664 eared grebes Fresno WTP 2.jpeg

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looks like non-breeding, or more likely immature plumage Eared to me.  I would expect Horned to have a sharper contrast between the dark top of head and white cheek downward...if it were an immature Horned, I would expect more brownish hues....not that I've ever seen the bird, but tried a few times recently at least...wait for others...

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