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Western grebe carries chick on its back in Del Valle Lake

Western grebe carries chick on its back. Photo by Bill Delameter, Livermore, CA
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I often hike by Del Valle Lake and when I’m not too lazy, I lug along my camera and telephoto lens.  I had heard that Western Grebes will carry their chicks on their backs, but I had never seen it until recently.  I took my camera the next day and was lucky enough to photograph this family of two adults and two chicks.  In the attached photo, dad is bringing a fish to the chicks who are eager for lunch.
Bill Delameter, Livermore, Calif.

Nothing like a FREE ride on the way to a FREE lunch. Nice shot! /Gary

Posted on Friday, May 28th, 2010
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