Pied-billed Grebe In Circles - Click To Enlarge

Pied-billed Grebe In Circles

A small bird that I can only photograph in perfect light. They are shy, dive quickly under water, and always seem to be just out of reach. And that’s why morning light is needed. No room for error.

Pied-billed Grebe In Circles - Click To Enlarge

Pied-billed Grebe In Circles – Click To Enlarge

‘Part bird, part submarine, the Pied-billed Grebe is common across much of North America. These small brown birds have unusually thick bills that turn silver and black in summer. These expert divers inhabit sluggish rivers, freshwater marshes, lakes, and estuaries. They use their chunky bills to kill and eat large crustaceans along with a great variety of fish, amphibians, insects, and other invertebrates. Rarely seen in flight and often hidden amid vegetation.’  (Cornell University)

 

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