Sunday, March 11, 2012
Pied-billed Grebe & Chicks
Pied-billed Grebes are small diving birds that can be found year round at the wetlands. They enjoy feeding on small fish and amphibians. Pied-billed grebe chicks often leave the nest quickly, sometimes as soon as one day. As they do not swim well at first, young chicks can be seen hitching a ride on the back one their parents. The chicks seen on this day (last year) were most likely a few weeks old and were learning to forage on their own.