Western Grebe spends their summers nesting and raising their young in inland fresh water marshes. This seabird spends most of its time in the mornings diving under water and chasing minnows and sometimes larger fish to eat or feed their young and in the midday sun they curled up laying their head on their bodies to rest they look like donuts floating in the pond.
The Clarks Grebe look almost the same as the western grebe you can tell the difference by black feathers on their head the Clarks gre
Western Grebe 8504 ( Aechmophorus occidentalis ). A female Western Grebe with three chicks riding on her back.
Western Grebe 6196 ( Aechmophorus occidentalis ). A Western Grebe floats in the sun after a morning of fishing.
Western Grebe 3563 ( Aechmophorus occidentalis ). A female Western Grebe gives her two young chicks a ride on her back to the next fishing location.
Western Grebe 3505 ( Aechmophorus occidentalis ). Western Grebe out for a swim with two young chicks.
Western Grebe 3487 ( Aechmophorus occidentalis ). Western Grebe pair the female rides its young on its back while the male feeds the young chick a fish.
Western Grebe 3367 ( Aechmophorus occidentalis ). Western Grebe is about to feed on a small fish it caught by swimming underwater in an inland pond.
Western Grebe 3323 ( Aechmophorus occidentalis ). Western Grebe feeds in a northern Utah marsh.
Western Grebe 3310 ( Aechmophorus occidentalis ). Western Grebe a diving and fish eating seabird found inland in the summer in northern Utah.
Western Grebe 3143 ( Aechmorphorus Occidentalis ). A Western Grebe swims on a marsh in northern Utah late May 2016 waiting for its mate that's fishing for minnows.
Western Grebe 2917 ( Aechmophorus occidentalis ). Western Grebe waits while its mate swims underwater after minnows to feed to its young.
Western Grebe 2888 ( Aechmophorus occidentalis ). Western Grebe fishes in big waves on the large pond at Bear River Bird Refuge in northern Utah.
Western Grebe 0153 ( Aechmophorus occidentalis ). Even the Western Grebe needs time to rest and they do that by curling their head back and laying it on their body and then they just float on open water.