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A Pied-billed Grebe laying down on a small, muddy island.

This is the first time I have ever seen a Grebe on land.

It spent about 10 minutes just laying there, stretching etc.

Then it walked back into the water and that was the first time I ever saw a Grebe walking.

As to why the Grebe was on land, my guess is that it was pretend nesting. And if it was, I sure hope it picks a safer place when it's time to really nest.

2011 by Peter Schulz