Pied Billed Grebe at Truxtun Park

Once again, work is interfering with my birding, but I managed to get to Truxtun Park briefly, where I found a few nice, but distant birds.

Pied Billed Grebe

This is only the second Pied Billed Grebe I’ve seen, and I had to get some help with the ID.
From Cornell:
“A small diving bird with a chicken-lke bill, the Pied-billed Grebe is common on lakes and ponds across North America. It is rarely seen flying and prefers to sink out of sight when danger threatens.”

White Breasted Nuthatch

This White Breasted Nuthatch was quite distant, so I’m happy with the image.

Bluebird

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve seen a Bluebird at Truxtun.

Mallard Hen

Mallard

Mallards are quite common here, but still very attractive.

Belted Kingfisher

This Belted Kingfisher Belted Kingfisher was acting in typical fashion. They’ll perch on a branch overlooking the water, launch suicidally straight down after a fish, then return to the same branch.

Belted Kingfisher

Taken just as he hit the water.

Belted Kingfisher

Returning to the branch.

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