And One Chick became Two….
After my last visit to the lake to observe and photograph the Spotless Crake and the Grebes I went back a few days later and while watching the Grebe with the chick we noticed another little head… a second chick.
Previously we had seen the Grebe with one chick:
Hoary Headed Grebe with a passenger
And then we saw the Grebe with two little passengers…
Hoary Headed Grebe and chicks
Hoary Headed Grebe and chicks – one at the front being fed a morsel while in the back seat the second chick tries to climb on board.
Hoary Headed Grebe and chicks – mum leaves the chicks on the surface and dives to the bottom for food
Hoary Headed Grebe chicks
Two tiny Grebe chicks barely heavy enough to break the water tension,
Hoary Headed Grebe and chicks – back with dinner.