image taken in moderate rain shower
One of the more cooperative individuals of this species that I have seen. I went out on a fishing dock while it was under water and when it surfaced it didn't mind my presence too much.
Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii) is a North American species in the grebe family. Until the 1980s, it was thought to be a pale morph of the Western Grebe, which it resembles in size, range, and behavior. Intermediates between the two species are known.