A Migrating Visitor
During the freezing months, it is always a difficult time of year to find open water. A few weeks ago, we had a sub-adult Pied-billed Grebe stranded in a parking lot behind the Whyte Ridge Vet Clinic. Diving birds like grebes and loons cannot take off of water so we have to quickly find a large body of water for them to take off from. Thankfully two of our volunteers drove the grebe to the Forks for a quick get-away. He swam off with a group of mallards.