I'd been wanting to go to Orleans for a while now to find the Pied-Billed Grebes that nest there. First of all, I'm so jealous that they aren't out in the west end. Second of all....I freaking love these birds. But they were skittish so it was really hard to get close enough for decent shots.
The babies look nothing like the parents. They look like little tigers! I wish I had seen them when they were even smaller. There were two families that I saw in the pond.
#73: Pied-billed Grebe; Orleans (Aquaview), June 28, 2010
Mom feeding one of the babies.....ahhhhh!
After that, we went to Mer Bleue, first to look for birds, but instead decided to try geocaching and found one! Turns out it's an activity that I can pair up quite nicely with birdwatching. Sweet!