Sunny days are rare in the Pacific Northwest during the winter, so when the sun came out briefly this past Friday, I took my camera with me down to the nearby Edmonds waterfront. While there, I snapped the picture above of a Horned Grebe as it swam almost underneath me while I was walking on the public fishing pier.
The sun was shining brightly and gave the water the fantastic deep blue color you see in the picture. I also liked the way that concentric ripples are moving out around the Grebe – these were caused by the Grebe as it dove and then resurfaced while looking for food.
(Initially identified as a Western Grebe, Beth, a visitor to the website, pointed out that this is actually a Horned Grebe.)