Swim At Your Own Risk!

Pied-Billed Grebe Juvenile

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Pied-Billed Grebe ( Juvenile )

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What robs you while you’re in the bathtub?

A robber ducky.

Interesting Fact: Pied-billed Grebes can trap water in their feathers, giving them great control over their buoyancy. They can sink deeply or stay just at or below the surface, exposing as much or as little of the body as they wish. The water-trapping ability may also aid in the pursuit of prey by reducing drag in turbulent water. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pied-billed_Grebe/lifehistory )

Swamp Chicken!

Common Gallinule

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Common Gallinule

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“Red means STOP, don’t come any closer I have babies…”

Common Gallinule Chick

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Common Gallinule Chick

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Cute little chick and screaming for it mom.

Interesting Fact: Despite lacking either webbed or lobed feet, the Common Gallinule is an excellent swimmer. ( http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/464/overview/Common_Gallinule.aspx )