The eared grebe is one of those birds that makes and amazing transformation each year. In the winter they are a fairly unremarkable black and white but when breading season approaches they become a beautiful rust and black color with vibrant red eyes. Although they are found in western portions of Minnesota I have only seen them hear during migration. Most of my pictures of them are from Montana where we see them in Yellowstone or one of the wild life refuges that we often stop at. These grebes were photographed at Bowdoin NWR.