Photos also by Jan Ramelli  

   The Grebe is a beautiful large slender bird that likes to breed on large lakes with tules or rushes; they lay 3-4 brownish or blue eggs on a floating nest anchored to the reeds in colonies.  This beautiful female Grebe allowed me to photograph her for several hours from a safe distance. She was a majestic and beautiful model!  From time to time some of the females would swim from the nest and I was able to capture a picture of their eggs!  I was also able to observe a male and female who were raising their young; the female keeps the babies safe on her back while the father searches for food and brings it back to the mother and the young! 

Photos taken at Antelope Lake by Jan Ramelli

Grebe on floating nestGrebe mother and chick


Grebe eggsGrebe pair