Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), an excellent swimmer

Started Big Birding Day (BBD) in Gorewada Lake, abt 7AM. Going with regular birds, than winter migrants but till now we got nothing special to celebrate, than find Savana Nightjars and Eurasian Thick-knee (wow they are back in Grewada). While returning Pranjal spotted some tufted duck while shooting suddenly someone pops up from water, it was unbelievable we got Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), an excellent swimmer and diver, and pursues its fish prey underwater. The adults are unmistakable from head and neck decorations.

Kuldeep Shukla

has 77 photos, 8 trips and 520 observations.

Was added on February 24, 2013, taken on February 24, 2013. Camera used Canon Eos 1000d from Canon with a shutter speed of 1/500 Sec and aperture f 9, at a focal length of 500 mm. This picture was viewed 305 times.


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