Red-necked Grebes are very common here. Usually you see a nest 15-20 m(45-60 ft.) off shore. They are very visible at that distance. For this nest , you are right above them ...about 2 m (6 ft).
Unless I would be right there when the eggs hatch I would not see the new grebes. The little fellows leave right away and ride on the parent's back even when the parent dives.
|This bird was right in the area of the nest ready to trade sitting duties.|
|Patiently waiting an exchange|
|Away I go. There was a lot of squawking when the bird came off the nest . The bird coming off the nest left the area immediately.|
|The usual messy nest just above water level|
|And finally settling down for brooding duty.|