Mating Ritual of the Western Grebe 5
Western Grebes Start Pushing or Water Ballet - These birds push with their feet with such energy and speed that they get to the point where their bodies raise from the water, their wings are pulled back and the literally dance across the surface of the water. This pair almost reached the point of dancing at the surface but then settled into a more relaxed paddling side by side. Pairs dancing across the water can cover up to approximately 70 feet.
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