Pied-billed by terceleto

Pied-billed

terceleto

23 January 2014 at 20:30:14 MST

Tonight I didn't have to stay late at work so I scurried off to the Reservoir to shoot coots. Not a single one of those shots came out [I was hand-holding a 300mm lens 'cause I didn't feel like lugging my tripod out when it was that cold!]. This one I took while lying down on my belly and had the camera sitting on a cement block overtop of a culvert pipe. The real reason I didn't get shots of the coots was because I spotted this bird and then decided to turn my attention to getting some photos of it instead.
It's not super crisp [which is fine because I'm keeping it tiny for FB anyway and it looks ok when shrunk] due to the shivering and lack of tripod, but it was a nice enough reward for lying in the snow in just two sweatshirts and jeans [I was NOT dressed for the weather] that I'll have to head back and hope to find this bird again.

Pied-billed Grebe, Manasquan Reservoir, January 2014.

Nikon D3200 and AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens.

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