Grebes of Alameda


This is the third post on the subject of the birds of Alameda, CA. Along the southwest shoreline of Alameda, on San Francisco Bay, I saw numerous grebes. Grebes dive for fish, and swim like hell under water, with feet that provide tremendous propulsion. I watched one bird for quite a while, and the bird was successful in getting a fish more than 50% of the time:

Eared grebe

Eared grebe

Eared grebe

Eared grebe

Eared grebe in pursuit of fish

Eared grebe in pursuit of fish

Eared grebe in pursuit of fish. Check out those flippers!

Eared grebe in pursuit of fish. Check out those flippers!

Eared grebe with fish

Eared grebe with catch

Juvenile western grebe

Juvenile western grebe

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I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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