Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pic of the Day

Western Grebe, Aechmophorus occidentalis:  Bear River Bird Sanctuary; Brigham, Utah

     Another image of the Western Grebe in the previous post at its nest in the Bear River Bird Sanctuary.  Note how far back the legs are on the grebes body.  The grebe is an excellent swimmer, but very awkward on land.

Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4 with 1.4 teleconverter (effective 700mm f/5.6), 1/2000 second @ f/11


  1. ...very cool. Loved yesterday's photo as well. Red eye...nest...and eggs--doesn't get any better (you need to go back and get the chick!).

  2. Hi Kelly,

    Would love to go back, but no way to know when the chicks will hatch. It's also 3 days of driving. Just got back from a 5,000+ mile trip. Not going back out at this point, I must be getting OLD!