Thanks so much for this lively account of a “mini-me of diving waterfowl”!
Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
> On Feb 1, 2019, at 6:31 PM, H Nicolay <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi all. A bit off topic but in case someone is interested in the Horned
> Grebe story. It was stranded in the parking lot at the bank of Middlebury
> on Seymour street. Perhaps its spot in Otter Creek finally froze over? Some
> people advised to just leave it alone but a kind Samaritan scooped it up,
> put it inside her purse and brought it to me (after multiple calls to
> various rehab facilities). Fish eater, right? George, the owner of the bait
> shop on Silver Street in Hinesburg generously donated a bucketful of
> minnows. Back at my house and Grebe in large tub of water, I started
> dumping in the fish. This mini-me of diving waterfowl voraciously ate as
> many minnows as I threw in. He started to associate the minnow net with
> food. The little thing is as cute as anything. Tomorrow I drive to harbor
> road in Shelburne and hopefully find open water to release it in. Tomorrow
> I also flight test two Barred owls that arrived in horrible post car crash
> shape. Happy birding (in one's bathtub, aviary or on the lake). Helena.
> North stream wildlife rescue. Monkton.
> On Fri, Feb 1, 2019, 10:00 AM Kent McFarland <[log in to unmask]
>> Here are Horned Grebe locations for this year from Vermont eBird.
>> Kent McFarland
>> Vermont Center for Ecostudies
>> PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
>> 802.649.1431 x201
>> @KPMcFarland <https://twitter.com/KPMcFarland>
>> Visit the Vermont Atlas of Life <http://val.vtecostudies.org>
>> On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 9:57 AM H Nicolay <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Hi all. A horned grebe arriving soon from hinesburg. Anybody know of open
>>> water on the lake where other grebes are present? Thanks. Helena. North
>>> Stream wildlife rescue.