Western grebes

Posted by Moby Dick on Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:29 am

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These two Western grebes have fish in their mouth and this is part of their mating behavior.  They typically share the fish with each other.  Then they go through the typical rushing behavior.  The fishing and the rushing behavior are not always connected from what I observed.  They are fun to watch.  It was raining on and off and quite dark when these were taken.

ISO 2500, 400+1.4 X, F5 .6, 2000th, from the shoreline, full frame cropped to panorama view

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by Jakejacoby on Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:53 pm
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Wonderful capture - tough to get both, with prey, and in focus - great job.

by Ron Day on Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:50 pm
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Both grebes with a fish and both in focus is not an easy shot, but you pulled it off nicely. Great behavioral information in your narrative!

by ADKShooter on Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:52 am
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Difficult enough to get one bird in focus, but to get both birds in focus with the same type of fish is indeed well done and opportunistic. Sounds like a tough day to get them but you did very well.

by david fletcher on Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:18 am
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Remarkable capture!
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:03 pm
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Always great to see grebe behaviour images, and this is very well done!

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