I was watching the Coots running around like mad but never expected to see the Pied-billed Grebes at North Lake adopt the water sprinting behaviour. Very cool.
Each little foot pounds the water’s surface for a split second and the pitter patter can be heard clear across the lake.
The Grebe begins to transition into torpedo mode…
And just that quickly the Grebe pops below the surface and then rises as if nothing had happened.