The small Grebes have been around quite a lot. Not in one location either. I am convinced they are doing well this year, I’ve seen groups hundreds of miles away from each other.
This is another that came up from under water and didn’t panic at seeing me.
If they do stay around where we can photograph them it could be a fun spring. This Grebe chases a mate, at full speed, until they both just get exhausted to run away from each other.