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    Default Mystery....

    What's that bird?...
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    Little Grebe ?

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    Why would someone take such a bad photo of a Little Grebe ???
    If it is a Grebe, and I'm not convinced it is, then it is a Pied-billed.

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    I looked at this yesterday and my first impression was that the bird did not look at all well. I also thought it was too large for Little Grebe (I assume that the branches on the beach or estuary are branches and not twigs?).

    Red-throated Diver (or even Loon).

    Colin

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    Looks to have a grebe's foot; also looks as though the bird is oiled.

    Location of the bird would help a lot with likely possibilities. Maybe US Gulf Coast??

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    Aha... you guys are good... pied-billed grebe

    Well done Bob!

    p.s. the photos are bad because it all happened in a flash - I was not really expecting the grebe to hop from one pool to the next (err... more of a flop than a hop I suppose...)

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    well done guys I must admit I did'nt take the the branches into consideration

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