Saturday, January 9, 2021

Grebe, January 9, 2021

Saturday's Critters and I'd Rather B Birdin'

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Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, December 29, 2020
I thought this fish might be too wide for a Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps, to swallow.

It turned away from me to reposition the fish, and then just one big swallow and the fish was gone!

Have a wonderful day!

I am linking in today with Saturday's Critters and I'd Rather B Birdin'

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  1. Beautiful pictures, love the last one ! Poor fish !

  2. Hello,
    Great captures of the Grebe, it does have mouthful. They are hard to catch before they dive again. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

  3. It is amazing what they can get down! It would be like us eating a watermelon in one gulp!

  4. Fantastic photos! Looks like you even have a little sunshine. I think the sun shone here for 5 minutes total in the last week.

    be well and safe in the New Year... mae at

  5. I'm always amazed at the size of a live fish being swallowed by a bird with a thin neck...I imagine the fish lives and flips about a bit for a few minutes in the bird's stomach. They must like that feeling though!

  6. I wonder is the fish alive for a time in the bird’s belly. Eww...great catch though. Lol

  7. Oh my! He ate his lunch awfully fast! We see these but haven't caught one with the 'catch of the day'! What great photos!

  8. Gulping away. Good catch for both of you

  9. Aren't birds amazing? Great series.
    Thanks, as always, your sharing with us birders at IRBB.

  10. Wow, what fantastic shots. I bet that fish filled him up for a while.

  11. Nice pictures - I'm often surprised at the size of fish that birds can swallow.

    Hope all is well.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  12. It's a lovely bird, and one I was lucky to see here in the UK some years ago.


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