Swimming in the split pea soup at Brazos Bend State Park
Enjoying clear waters and sunshine at San Bernard NWR
Pied-billed Grebes are commonly found in fresh water wetlands and small lakes and ponds with marsh grasses and reed vegetation, but they can also be seen in saltwater habitats. I was surprised to find a couple of grebes diving in the choppy waters of Galveston Bay near the Texas City dike last month, in addition to the pair I spotted in the marshy pond of Bay Street Park, just a block or two inland.
As always, you can click on any of the images above to see a larger version on Flickr, or see a quick slideshow of more of my grebe photos.