This is the bird that brought me fully into birding. in 2016 I was painting 60 small works for my annual art show in the fall and I had included some birds in that collection of paintings. I had taken a photo of a bird in a distance as the birds were just returning to Yellowknife, sent the image to a friend who informed me that it was a Horned Grebe. The very next day I was down at Niven Lake where the edge was just melting and open when this Horned Grebe came close to me. Only when I got home did I realized that it's eyes were so a.m.a.z.i.n.g. I was completely and totally hooked on birds from that point forward.