Further to bird obs for north Eastern WA and Grebe sleeves

To: John Gamblin <>
Subject: Further to bird obs for north Eastern WA and Grebe sleeves
From: Laurie & Leanne Knight <>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 17:44:00 +1000
> =======================================================
> Hilary Richrod <> wrote:

> I ask people to make sure they have a grebe - "Does it
> have a flat-top hairdo and angry red eyes? Do the feet
> look like leaves??"

Hmmm I can't say that I see grebe feet all that often, given that they
are normally swimming and the only time their feet are out of the water
is when they are engaging in a stern chase ["running" on top of the
water].  You can't get a good look at their feet when they are off and
running, but their frantic style is fun to watch - as is the loping
waddle of the E coots.  Now the coots' feet do look like leaves and
their territorial chases are also fun to watch [and they have beady red

Regards, Laurie.
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