My folks and I managed to get to Connected Lakes just before it got too dark to see, thanks to a timely tip from Larry. I got some photos of the Red-necked Grebe in the fading light, but it was still bright enough for a pretty good view.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "larry arnold" <larnold47@...> wrote:
> Connected Lakes was ~ HOT ~ this afternoon. Lee Stigen reported the RN
> GREBE and a Merlin to me at about 4 pm, and we have just returned from
> scoping the GREBE, saw a Western Screech-owl, and an adult GOSHAWK landed
> briefly almost on top of us near the bathrooms. The RN GREBE was with a
> Western Grebe in the pond at the turn-around (end of the road, pond straight
> ahead, not the part of the pond on the left).