Sunday, March 19, 2017
Horned Grebes! - 18 Mar 2017
Not counting the quick to trip to Flint last Friday, this was my first outing since returning from Panama, and my first outing since early February birding Monroe Co. Robin and I took a late Saturday drive to Lake Erie Metropark and Pt. Mouillee HQ just to get out of the house. I decided to bring the scope and camera. Just in case.
A quick stop at Cove Point at the foot of Lee Rd. yielded distant Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Mergansers (dozens) and 8 Horned Grebes! I spent some time trying to video record them as they swam 50 yds from shore, and was happy to see three of them in the canal nearby. Per usual, it was dark, overcast and slightly drizzly, so high ISO photography was the rule.