Least Grebe 1

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Least Grebe, Tachybaptus dominicus, at Brazos Bend State Park, Creekfield Lake, Texas.
Image: Joseph Kennedy, 16 February 2006 [larger view].
Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/320s f/8.0 at 500.0mm iso400.

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0 Responses to Least Grebe 1

  1. EyeNoU says:

    That Grebe better be careful. Those lakes at Brazos Bend State Park are full of alligators.

  2. heidi says:

    Not to be a pain, but where is Creekfield Lake? I’m well acquainted with BBSP, but haven’t heard of it.. granted, Joe would know the secret spots!

  3. Kieran says:

    That’s a fine grebe you’ve got yourself there.

  4. EyeNoU says:

    heidi- The TP&W website here has a zoomable map.It is a small body of water near the observatory.