Eared Grebe

Podiceps nigricollis

ML121643821


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Alison Davies
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Shelter Island--southwest end
San Diego, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 32.7085, -117.2337 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Media notes

Observation details

Caught and ate a small, snake-like fish, olive green color, probably less than a foot long with a small round paddle at the end of its tail. The fish coiled and writhed in the Grebe's mouth while the Grebe dunked it repeatedly and slapped it down on the water's surface for several minutes before he was able to position the fish properly for swallowing, and then gulped it down.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D5100
Lens model
55.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
f-stop
f/9.0
Focal length
280 mm
Shutter speed
1/1250 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
279KB
Dimensions
1129 x 756

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