Look what followed my ducks home!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by artsyrobin, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    Any idea what it is?

    hubby looked up from cutting wood and there are the ducks and geese and this guy trailing along behind them
  2. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    It looks like an immature member of a species of grebe, but I'm not sure which species. Try looking up native waterfowl for your region, and find out which grebes live in your area, then look up how they look before they get their adult plumage.

    Oh, and be careful, because possessing native wild migratory waterfowl without a permit is a no-no.

  3. airmechreed

    airmechreed Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2011
    Colorado Springs
    idk but it is cute:D
  4. scubagirlwonder

    scubagirlwonder Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 19, 2011
    Sammamish, WA
    I don't know what it is, but it's really pretty! Is it friendly? Obviously friendly enough to allow you to catch it and put it in a cage....If it's a wild bird, I am surprised it didn't just fly away when you approached it!
    What a cool looking bird! It's body and head shape are kind of similar to a Coot, but completely different coloring, beautiful regardless...What are you going to do with it??

    ADDED: I just did a little hunting around and found a pic of a Pied Billed Grebe....looks like a match!! http://www.birdsofoklahoma.net/Pied-billedGrebe.htm

    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Quote:Looks young, maybe it can't fly and mom had to leave it. I hope it makes it. [​IMG]
  6. NorthestGeorgia14

    NorthestGeorgia14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2011
    Rome Ga
    Umm idk . I was setting out on the deck when i saw 30 babies ducks just run into my yard.
  7. RunnerWhisperer

    RunnerWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Strange looking but neat at the same time! Curious to know what it is too!
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    WOW! It's cute! [​IMG]
  9. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Looks like a grebe to me as well.
  10. mamachicken888

    mamachicken888 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    East Oklahoma
    This is a just a shout out to my Muskogee neighbor! [​IMG]

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