Photo by BarrytheBirder
A pair of Pied-billed Grebes were the only migrants I spotted today. They had stopped-over at Seneca College, near King City, and were busy diving for fish in Lake Jonda. Of the four grebes which can be spotted in Ontario, The Pied-billed is the most likely to breed here but even then it is uncommon. It has a short laterally compressed bluish-white bill which has a black ring during summer. Other grebes have thinner, longer bills. The name grebe is actually a french word and was borrowed into english in the mid-1700s.