Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2013-11

Common name:

Red-necked Grebe

Scientific name: Podiceps grisegena
Date: Oct, 26 2012
Time: 3:45 pm
Length of time observed: 30 minutes
Number: 1
Location: Lee Kay ponds
County: SLC
Distance to bird: 70 ft.
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Identifying Characteristics:
This bird hung around through the end of November maybe into December. I reported it on ebird and over the next month and a half I believe more than 20 people photographed and reported the bird themselves. I returned and saw the bird about 5 or 6 times or the time period. In that time period I watched in change from a 50/50 summer winter plumage mix too full winter plumage. I will send the photos I took on the first sighting to Milton Moody.
(see photos)
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Description from:  
Observer: Matt Pendleton
Observer's address: 1417 East Poiint Dr. Sandy UT
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird:  
Date prepared: Jan 15, 2013
Additional material: photos sent to Milton Moody