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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16 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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  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 maefood.blogspot.com

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  8. Gulping away. Good catch for both of you
    MB

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

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

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

    Hope all is well.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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

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