Although what I was really after was a Red-necked Grebe that Jerry Jourdan and Andy Dettling reported on Tuesday. I parked on West Jefferson and scaled the snowbank and walked to an area where I could scan the river south of Mud Island. I initially spotted a Horned Grebe that caught a small Perch. I watched it dive and resurface as it rode the current down the river.
|Riding a wave with propellers almost out of the water|
|Red-necked Grebe among Scoter raft|
This Song Sparrow was feeding along the shoreline waiting for spring to arrive.