Juvenile Pied-billed Grebe (Podylimbus podiceps)
I'm not sure why haven't posted this photogenic little guy. I took this photo in early August and by now it likely looks pretty much like an adult.
This juvenile has several brothers and sisters that I have only seen from a distance. But one day this little one was bravely swimming on its own quite close to the edge of the pond where I was standing. I was the only human there so no one had yet frightened it away.
Coming up from a dive, I think (I forget)
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE