There are two sets of red-necked grebes nesting at Tern Lake this summer. I can see both nests from the highway.
This photo shows a shift change about to occur on one nest. Both parents take turns.
They appear to have five eggs.
It takes a while for the adult to fluff up those breast feathers and settle on the eggs.
This photo was taken in the golden light of late evening when the breast feathers looked like burnished copper.