Red-necked Grebe

1/500s at f5.6 ISO:640 Canon Mark III 1Ds w/800mm

The Red-necked Grebe, is a migratory aquatic bird that is found in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. Its wintering habitat is largely restricted to calm waters just beyond the waves around ocean coasts, although some birds may winter on large lakes. Grebes prefer shallow bodies of fresh water such as lakes or marshes as breeding sites.It also has an elaborate courtship display and a variety of loud mating calls. Once paired, it builds a nest from water plants on top of floating vegetation in a shallow lake or bog.
B.C. Canada