As the reeds and cane dry out for fall, browns and some gold, become the new colors around marshes. At times they make for nice images, others it’s just drab.
Here it’s safe camouflage. The Pied-billed Grebe is a small diving bird. Fast to disappear. Considering the number of raptors searching for them it’s a good thing.
I have seen Eagles working in tandem, coordinating their dives, chasing these tricky birds. Most of the time they do get away.