Posts Tagged ‘ducklings’

Dramatic Grebe! It’s Time, Once Again, For Adorable Pied-Bill Grebe Season at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Of course, everybody’s favorite artificial lake in Golden Gate Park is Stow. (Stow Lake is famous for cute animals and pointless lawsuits involving the Boathouse – my mind’s eye can see the judge’s clerk rooting around the courthouse for biggest DENIED (or NOPE!) stamp available,* oh well.)

Anywho, those cute diving ducks, those pied-bill grebes should be getting more active soon – see how dramatic they can be? As dramatic as any chipmunk or prairie dog, anyway.

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And here’s a mom from a few years back:

Happy Spring 2011!

*{Whoops: UPDATE – The judge’s clerk couldn’t find any nope stamps so now there’s a hearing skedded for April 13th, 2011. On It Goes…

A Female Mallard Duck Fends Off Two Suitors in Golden Gate Park

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

After being chased all around by two green-headed males, this female duck took a break to contemplate motherhood. She used the time to look at a new mom with ten young’uns and pondered the large responsibility of raising a brood of ducklings.

Decisions, decisions.

Click on photo to take a gander: