A Western Grebe measures about 18-inches long with a 40-inch wingspread. Both genders have a similar appearance, with a long neck, and a long yellowish-green bill. Their red eyes, framed by a white cheek and black crown, are quite striking.
This grebe is swimming in the harbor at Santa Barbara, California, on an October afternoon.
Taken with a Canon EOS Rebel XS near Santa Barbara, California.