Bird #310 — Clark’s Grebe

aechmophorus (from aichme, a spear, and phoros, bearing) clarkii

Friday, April 6, 1984 — 2:00 pm

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico

Four Clark’s Grebes were swimming in a brush-edged pool.  At the time, they were just a light color phase of the Western Grebe.  Fortunately I knew enough to check which color phase they were.

I saw the grebes about two-thirds of the way around the auto tour route.  We passed a narrow channel through the brush that ran at a right angle to the road.

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