Back in the Yak

With the rains temporarily over and the temperatures warm, I decided it was time to head back out in “Rubber Ducky”, my trusted kayak that I love to use for photographing wildlife. On Friday I took Rubber Ducky out for a spin at one of my favorite spots, but one that has been inaccessible since […]

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Lunch, Cajun Style

Over the weekend, I captured this Pied-billed Grebe fishing in one of the pools at Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri. While fishing, this little grebe would dive and remain underwater for a few minutes as he fished. After a few dives, he surfaced with a “fish” in his beak. As I photographed him, he […]

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Pied-billed Grebe

Today’s post features another duck I’ve been seeing quite frequently during my kayak outings. This is the Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) and compared to most other ducks, is a bit smaller. When I see these grebes, they are usually either single or maybe with a partner, but I’ve never seen them in groups. When it swims, it sometimes […]

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Shake, Shake, Shake!

While kayaking the other day, I looked across the water and saw this Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) that would swim around on the surface, then abruptly dive to look for a fish. After one such dive, he surfaced and immediately shook his head to rid himself of excess water. One of my Twitter followers loves this type of behavioral shot, […]

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