Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Watery Wednesday--Pied Bill Grebe

A trip out to Branched Oak Lake State Recreation Area this afternoon yielded only one photo.

Pied-billed Grebe


Grebes are rarely seen on land as their legs are set far back on their body which causes them to walk poorly. However, this leg location is perfect for swimming underwater to catch prey.

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11 comments:

Bim said...

Just one shot - but it's a characterful one. A great-looking chap.

Rob Ripma said...

Nice shot! It's very interesting to watch the different ways that birds such as grebes dive!

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is a pretty little bird, cute face........

Gill in Canada

Margaret's Ramblings said...

What a little darling. Beautiful photo.

Margaret

Martha said...

I love the pied bill grebes, this is a lovely shot.

Guy D said...

Great shot of the bird.

Hope your having a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Pam said...

What a wonderful photo. He looks very content, just like he owns the place.

Mojo said...

What a cutie! I rarely say that about waterfowl, they're usually more obnoxious than anything, but this guy is cute.

Beautiful said...

I thought I saw it smiling ... Nice post!

The Right Blue said...

I'll bet the grebe knows how to waggle those tail feathers, too.

EcoRover said...

Sweet. I have a hard time telling a wood duck from a swan (well, not quite that bad), but you inspire me to learn better ID.