Smelt fisher

Lake Superior ship-watcher Carole Lent caught this picture of an eared grebe after successfully snatching a smelt:

“Some smelt would get away and the grebe would have to dive in and try a second and third time,” Carole writes. “The grebe would eventually win.”

You should only see grebes and loons on, or very close to, water, as John Myers’ recent story pointed out. If you haven’t read it, you can read it
here

But if you’re lucky, you might find a male rose-breasted grosbeak at your feeder. Karl Riggle got these pictures of a grosbeak at his feeders in Ohio:

Mr. R.B. Grosbeak was dining on oil sunflower seeds, Karl reports.

Your bird pictures and news always welcome at: jlundy@duluthnews.com.

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