Western Grebes, mating behavior, Lake Hodges, San Diego California

The Western and Clark’s Grebes on our side of Lake Hodges when we visited were not putting on their dancing on water display…but that does not mean they were finished with mating behavior. I saw several pairs of Western Grebes doing this display, some with their heads even lower in the water, but always with the wings above their backs. The bits of white fuzz in the air are most likely cottonwood seed. Sony RX10iv at 600mm. Program mode. 1/500th @ ISO 125 @ f4. +1EV for the backlighting. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.

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