I was at Charleston City Lake in Charleston, Arkansas when I photographed this Pied-billed Grebe Holding A Shad By Its Tail.

I have been seeing three Pied-billed Grebes feeding near the dam for the past several months. When I photographed this one a couple of days ago, it was alone.

I photographed it catching two of these large Shad and eating them before going back to the middle of the lake. This is also the same Grebe I posted a photo of yesterday with the reflection (Pied-billed Grebe and Reflection).

Pied-billed Grebe Holding Shad

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) Holding Shad

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: RF 800mm F11 IS STM


  • Location: Charleston City Lake (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: January 23, 2023 (08:53 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • ISO: 3200 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Focal Length: 800 mm

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