March 23, 2018

Horned grebe.

The ice at a local dock/restaurant finally broke up and grebes are using the basin again.
Located just outside of Rondeau Provincial Park.

Podiceps auritus
A sleeping or resting Horned Grebe puts its neck on its back with its head off to one side and facing forward. It keeps one foot tucked up under a wing and uses the other one to maneuver in the water. Having one foot up under a wing makes it float with one "high" side and one "low" side.
source - https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Horned_Grebe/

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