Pied-billed Grebe

With alligators, snakes, and other critters slithering around in the swamp, I was surprised and a bit worried to see this little Pied-billed Grebe diving for food.


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Pied-billed Grebe


I always enjoy seeing this adorable water bird.


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Pied-billed Grebe


— Photos taken in Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve



29 thoughts on “Pied-billed Grebe

  1. Your photos are wonderful, Donna, with the bending grass reflections. I love watching pied-bill grebes, especially when they drop under the water like submarines, but I, too, would wonder of their survival in alligator waters. There’s almost always something in nature that doesn’t exactly make sense.

    • Thank you, Jet! I imagine it’s all part of the cycle of life. But s/he did seem just too vulnerable, I took a few photos, and quickly moved on so I didn’t see anything happen.

  2. Yes Donna, Grebes are such cute fluffy little birds. I find they are often loners and only get together to breed. They can present a challenge to photograph while feeding as they keep diving every few second.

  3. Very nice captures! The water reflections give a special effect that enhances the shot. Lovely grebes, Donna πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Eliza, I think I’m just as excited with the water reflections and colors as I am with the little fella. We’ll say he’s smart and fast and can outwit the gators! πŸ˜‰

  4. I’ve seen this little guy at various refuges in our travels. They are so cute. Very nice shots. Hopefully he’ll live long and prosper. πŸ˜€

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