A diving bird. The beak is a distinct shape, good for catching fish. The bird is often underwater and only comes up for a brief period of time. This one was a brown color.
Brief description of what you observed
At least 2 pied-billed grebes at VFW Lake.
The Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) is a species of the grebe family of water birds. Since the Atitlán Grebe (Podilymbus gigas) has become extinct, it is the sole extant member of the genus Podilymbus. The Pied-billed Grebe is primarily found in ponds throughout the Americas. Other names of this grebe include American dabchick, dabchick, Carolina grebe, devil-diver, dive-dapper, dipper, hell-diver, pied-billed dabchick, thick-billed grebe, and water witch.