Pied billed grebe nest on the Bob Jones Trail

Victoria Morrow

A pied billed grebe pair has successfully hatched a clutch of at least three chicks, notable because their prior nest was blown apart by a helicopter scooping water from the creek to fight the recent Avila Fire. Obviously I am not certain this is the same pair, but this nest appeared a few days after the helicopter incident and in precisely the same location.

The nest is readily visible from the trail. It is located downstream from the weir, upstream from the memorial bench about 60 yards. It is on the far side of the creek in the reeds but totally visible.

Vicki Morrow

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