This picture is of a horned grebe from April of this year at the Chicago Botanical Garden. I find it amusing that the fish is almost as big as the bird but he did get it down. Throughout the year they have a variety of species who appear. It is nice to be able to wonder around a space early in the morning without having to keep on the alert for potential trouble.
The other week I had a great thrill at the Chicago Botanical Garden - I saw a bald eagle! Now I had seen bald eagles on a trip to Alaska years ago but I had not seen one since. I do know they do have them along the Mississippi River during the winter but standing outside in the cold is not really my thing. Here in Chicago in the Summer!