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    This is the first time I've seen something like this little guy (or gal). There was a Pied-billed Grebe nearby. Is it a juvie?

    Shot yesterday in freshwater ponds near Petaluma, CA. (Apologies for the moving-away pose. When I raise the camera they move away.)

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    You are correct about it being a Pied-billed Grebe. Looks like an individual just starting to gain breeding plumage (see the faint line on the bill). It will eventually attain a black chin and stronger yellow eyering.

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