Pied-billed Grebe, Gilbert AZ

Part bird, part submarine, the Pied-billed Grebe is common across much of North America. These small brown birds have unusually thick bills that turn silver and black in summer. – All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Part bird, part submarine. Yeah, that about covers it.

Damnably cute, too, with a face that seems to be smiling and an occasional cross-eyed stare.

Pied-billed grebe with reed reflections

Pied-billed grebe grooming rear haunch.

Pied-billed grebe, squawking.

Cross-eyed stare from pied-billed grebe


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2 Responses to Pied-billed Grebe, Gilbert AZ

  1. Laurna Tallman says:

    Amazing design features! If I were not so dizzy from staring at them for the past 10 minutes, I would wax eloquent.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Laurna – Yes, I love this fishing pond with its reeds and grasses along the bank. I read a guide for this site which said there was nothing for photographers there and recommended concentrating on the larger, more natural ponds with more wildlife. I see their point (parts of this artificial “lake” are quite ugly), but there are also some delightful bits. And feathered inhabitants.

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