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 (Podilymbus podiceps) Holding Shad
- 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