Loon with baby. The loon, the size of a large duck or small goose, resembles these birds in shape when swimming. Like ducks and geese but unlike coots (which are Rallidae) and grebes (Podicipedidae), the loon's toes are connected by webbing. The bird may be confused with cormorants
Red-necked grebe(Podiceps grisegena) and chick riding on the back, Flathead lake, Alaska. The Red-necked grebe is a migratory aquatic bird found in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. By Steve Greer, New Jersey, photography.