Green Cay’s Pied-billed Grebes

Pied-billed Grebes (Podilymbus podiceps) were quite common in the Green Cay Wetlands. And they were quite easy to get close enough for some wonderful photography. As I walked the boardwalk, the grebes were busy either preening, or foraging for food. They feed by diving underwater and catching fish, aquatic insects, frogs and crayfish. Here are a few of my favorite images of pied-billed grebes I captured at Green Cay:

Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Photography Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens, at 400mm
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/5.6 – f/6.3
  • Shutter 1/500 sec.



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  • Rachel Cohen

    Beautiful set of images Jim! :)

  • Thank you for your kindness, Rachel! :o)

  • RH

    Nice work! I really enjoy the second image. It’s very peaceful.

  • Thanks, RH, for stopping by and leaving your kind comment! Yes, it was a very peaceful morning and the lighting was outstanding.