Birds of Quivira – The Waterfowl

Eared Grebe
Eared Grebe – Breeding

Most of the waterfowl had long since migrated north by the time Steve and I visited Quivira in May, but we were able to find a few.  We encountered a few Eared Grebe and with the winds as high as they were, the waves were impressive in such shallow bodies of water.

Eared Grebe - Winter
Eared Grebe – Winter

Blue-winged Teal were the most abundant of the waterfowl.

Blue-Winged Teal
Blue-Winged Teal
Blue-winged Teal
Blue-winged Teal

Finally, we watched this gorgeous pair of Canada Geese in golden hour light.  They seemed more appropriate here than in any other setting I had ever seen them before.

Canada Geese
Canada Geese
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