At my last visit to the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, I came across this little Pied-billed Grebe as he gave himself a bath. His expressions made me laugh out loud.
“Here’s looking at you!” he said to me in greeting.
He was in full breeding colors, with a spiffy black mark across his bill. He watched me as he preened himself…
Then he did a post-bath wing-flap to dry off his feathers.
Such a pretty grebe! Hopefully he quickly finds a mate and makes a nest where I can watch it. One of my happiest mornings at Lake Apopka was spent watching the tiny back-and-orange-striped baby grebes. :)
A car drove up behind me and I had to move along. The grebe waved goodbye!
Want to learn more about nature photography at Lake Apopka?
Check out my Lake Apopka page with more information about the location, map, website, photography tips, etc. It is archived by date so you can see my images from previous visits. Maybe you'll be inspired for your own trip!
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