Pied-billed Grebe
"Up Periscope!"

Pied-billed grebe hidiing under the water
I was driving along the canal at Bear River and hadn't seen anything but some Cinnamon
Teal and Coots.  A movement caught my eye so I stopped and backed up.  All I could see was a lump
poking out of the water and I thought it must be a frog.  Upon looking through the binoculars, I was
startled to see just a head sitting out of the water and it made me laugh out loud.  This cute little
Pied-billed Grebe had spotted me and was hiding under the water like a submarine with a periscope. 
That's a first.  Very cute!  © Carol Davis, 4-15-07

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