Pied-billed Grebe Holding A Shad By Its Tail

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

Technical:

  • 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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  1. Pied-billed Grebe With Shad
  2. Pied-billed Grebe With Fish
  3. Pied-billed Grebe With Crawdad
2023-01-25T00:45:34-06:00January 25, 2023|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Pied-billed Grebe Holding A Shad By Its Tail

Pied-billed Grebe and Reflection

I photographed this Pied-billed Grebe and Reflection at the Charleston City Lake in Charleston, Arkansas.

Rarely do Pied-billed Grebes fly.

They frequently dive slowly, to a depth of no more than 20 feet, especially when threatened.

After diving for around 30 seconds, they might travel to a more isolated part of the water where only the head is visible to see the threat disappear.

Pied-billed Grebe and Reflection Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) and Reflection

Gear Used:

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

Technical:

  • Location: Charleston City Lake (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: January 23, 2023 (10:10 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • ISO: 2500 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: -1/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 800 mm

Related Posts:

  1. Pied-billed Grebe With Shad
  2. Pied-billed Grebe With Fish
  3. Pied-billed Grebe With Crawdad
  4. Pied-billed Grebe Swallowing Fish
2023-01-24T04:01:34-06:00January 24, 2023|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Pied-billed Grebe and Reflection

Pied-billed Grebe With Shad

I photographed this Pied-billed Grebe with Shad while sitting in my pickup at the Charleston City Lake. The Charleston City Lake is in Charleston, Arkansas.

A pair of Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) will come near the small dam to catch Shad every couple of hours during the early morning hours.

Feeding on small fish, amphibians, and aquatic invertebrates are the main sources of nutrition for these birds.
To find food, they dive.

2023-01-18T12:22:13-06:00January 17, 2023|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Pied-billed Grebe With Shad

Pied-billed Grebe With Fish

I photographed this Pied-billed Grebe with Fish in an area known as Miners Cove. This is at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The Pied-billed Grebe was swimming around in the cove with the fish. Most of the time they will swallow what they catch as soon as they surface. Because the fish was large the Grebe could not swallow it that quickly. It took a minute or two, but it swallowed it.

I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

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Pied-billed Grebe With Fish

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)

Technical:

  • Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: March 21, 2021 (09:25 A. M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/2400 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 1250
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: -0.33
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

Related Posts:

  1. Pied-billed Grebe With Crawdad
  2. Pied-billed Grebe Swallowing Fish
2023-01-24T03:56:46-06:00March 26, 2021|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Pied-billed Grebe With Fish
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