Red-necked Grebe, March 26, 2014

Red-necked Grebe

Red-necked Grebe at Montrose Harbor (click to see the larger version)

A Red-necked Grebe with a mostly gray neck was working the harbor mouth at Montrose this morning, March 26. This is the third or forth Red-necked Grebe reported from Montrose this spring. This has been the best spring for Red-necked Grebes in Illinois that I can remember.

Other birds seen at Montrose this a.m. include Greater and Lesser Scaup and Redheads in and around the harbor, several White-winged Scoters off the end of the fishhook pier, and Horned Grebes.