Gagging on a frog or a fish...? Later preening. In the BCNH pond.
5 pied-billed grebes seen at lake in Jones Park at 10 am.
Orange County, California, US
3 Pied-billed grebes at Jones Park at 3 pm.
Fishing for food. Swimming in the water. Legs in back of body.
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.