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Catch Me if You Can

Uploaded by: SunsetFL

Friday January 25, 2013

lakeworth, FL

Caption: Well in the scope of different this one even surprised me. The bird is called a Grebe and the feast he has is a crayfish. Picture was taken at John Prince Park in Lakeworth Florida. Info on the Grebe from Wikpedia: Grebes are small to medium-large in size, have lobed toes, and are excellent swimmers and divers. However, although they can run for a short distance, they are prone to falling over, since they have their feet placed far back on the body. Grebes have narrow wings, and some species are reluctant to fly; indeed, two South American species are completely flightless.[1] They respond to danger by diving rather than flying, and are in any case much less wary than ducks. Extant species range in size from the Least Grebe, at 120 grams (4.3 oz) and 23.5 cm (9.3 inches), to the Great Grebe, at 1.7 kg (3.8 lbs) and 71 cm (28 inches). However, the North American and Eurasian species are all, of necessity, migratory over much or all of their ranges, and those species that winter at sea are also seen regularly in flight. Even the small freshwater Pied-billed Grebe of North America has occurred as a transatlantic vagrant to Europe on more than 30 occasions. Bills vary from short and thick to long and pointed, depending on the diet, which ranges from fish to freshwater insects and crustaceans. The feet are always large, with broad lobes on the toes and small webs connecting the front three toes. The hind toe also has a small lobe. Recent experimental work has shown that these lobes work like the hydrofoil blades of a propeller.[1] Curiously, the same mechanism apparently evolved independently in the extinct Cretaceous-age Hesperornithiformes, which are totally unrelated birds.

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3. YouKnowWho
6:05 PM GMT on January 26, 2013
Wonderful catch!
Pied-billeds are some of my favorite little divers.
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2. algoressister
2:49 PM GMT on January 26, 2013
FABULOUS capture!
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1. Helianthus
1:18 AM GMT on January 26, 2013
Your pictures (all of them)are amazing and wonderful and your love of birds is so gratifying to see. Thank you so much for sharing these exceptional experiences captured so well.
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SunsetFL

People change and so do profiles. It was April 2004 that I started my photgraphy journey that started with posting pics of a family of owls. I didn't have a clue what depth of field, aperture, or manual mode were. But you folks and my husband encouraged me and we documented the owls until the last baby fledged and left home. Left with a huge hole in my time and a larger hole in my heart I started to photograph other birds, animals and of course sunrises and sunsets. Photography is absolutely my passion and birds in flight and nesting experiences are among my favorites.Create your own visitor map!

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