Grebes at Santa Margarita Lake

Victoria Morrow

Yesterday morning at 8 am the western and Clark's grebes were napping but by 9 they were awake, pairing up, calling across the lake and dancing like crazy. Here is my best shot:

Other sightings: Cooper's hawk, tree swallows, western bluebirds, a huge flock of common mergansers, white pelicans, red-tailed hawks, cormorants, turkey vultures.

The guy at the marina store said the lake is at 12 percent full. Bad number but lots of birds around.

Vicki Morrow

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