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.

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Flying Great Blue Heron With Shad

I photographed this Flying Great Blue Heron With Shad at the Charleston City Lake in Charleston, Arkansas. This Great Blue Heron was jumping off a platform near the Dam to catch shad (Great Blue Heron Unique Fishing Method). After catching the Shad it would fly to land to eat it.

Flying Great Blue Heron With Shad Flying Great Blue Heron With Shad (Ardea herodias)

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF 800mm F11 IS STM

Technical:

  • Location: Charleston City Lake (Arkansas
  • Date and Time Taken: January 9, 2023 (11:16 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • ISO: 2000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: -4/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 800 mm

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