Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe4893If such an award existed and I was on the selection committee, then my vote for Absolute Adorablest Floaty Water Bird would have to go to the Pied-billed Grebe. This tiny little diving bird is not actually a duck, but is classified as a grebe, and I only get to see them motoring around the bog for a few weeks in the spring and fall. When I say motoring, I mean they can flat out swim! I’ve never seen one out of water, but I always imagine they’ve got massive oars for feet!

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