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grebe surprise 4

I had been watching this nest for weeks and FINALLY one day I came by to find FIVE chicks. They leave the nest pretty soon after hatching, so I am not sure how many survived. Although it is difficult to tell the difference between male and female, it seems to me that the female spent more time on the nest once the chicks were hatched and the male just hung around to "chicksit" when the female was out eating.

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Taken on June 19, 2016