Monterey Bay, CA
South Fork Wildlife Area
Sequoia National Forest
Kern County, California
@dpom pointed out that it looks, upon close photo inspection, like this species eyes are bleeding...
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.