Grebe standing

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rawshorty
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Grebe standing

It was a bit far away for a good pic but i was surprised to see a Grebe standing up, not something you see every day.

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Woko
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Yes, it is unusual. Some months ago when there was water in a small dam near our house I saw an Australasian Grebe standing on our lawn, about 40 meters from the dam. It took me a few seconds to realize what it was!

Devster
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I don't think I have ever seen them standing. i just assumed they had legs. Looks taller than what you would think.

Woko
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Yes. I think that's what threw me, Devster. Having only ever seen Australasian Grebes on water it was strange to see one with a body so far above terra firma. And with such big webbed toes, grandma! 

HelloBirdy
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I haven't seen one standing in the wild, but they are capable of running short distances. 

Let me guess - reeds in front of Bittern Hide, that scenary is becoming quite familiar

Ryu
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Annie W
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I've never seen one standing either, looks like a completely different bird hey.  Good capture Shorty!

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