Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Grebes

Pied-billed Grebe by Margo Goetschkes

"Didappers, helldivers, and dabchicks" are expert swimmers and enjoyable to watch. They're poor flyers who paddle  and run on the water's surface to avoid danger. The French have a moniker for grebes - "sack of lead" because these birds submerge so quickly.

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