King Eider

Somateria spectabilis

ML110381781



eBird Checklist S46919284
Shinnecock Inlet
Suffolk, New York, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 40.843, -72.4762 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Continuing male, initially seen distantly with about 20 Common Eider on the rocks on the east side of the inlet. Digiscoped phötös and video taken. Bright bill, bluish head, and black back with white patches on rear flanks noted from a distance. After viewing the Eider for awhile from the west side, we drove 35 mins over to the east side for better looks. There, we got stunning views and phötös of the adult male, as well as another (previously unknown?) first year male King Eider! Short orange bill caught our eye. Great phötös of both taken. We also got our car stuck in the sand here, so beware!

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
f-stop
f/8.0
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/2000 sec
ISO
500
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,953KB
Dimensions
3841 x 2561

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