Montana has been hit with massive amounts of snow over the last few days. Almost 5 feet of winter’s vengeance in East Glacier. Down in the Gallatin Valley, we got only ~6 inches. Regardless of the weather, the birds keep coming. It seems like there is a new first of year for me almost every day. Today was the appearance of the first Western Grebe. The pond at one of my favorite quick birding haunts was filled with Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shovelers, American Coots, a pair of Buffleheads, an Eared Grebe, and the stately Western Grebe. God, you gotta love love a grebey kind of day.