Whiskered Auklet

Aethia pygmaea

ML116424671


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Richard MacIntosh
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Unalaska-Dutch harbor--road system
Aleutians West, Alaska, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 53.8829, -166.534 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Comments

Observation details

Today we nailed down at least some of the actively feeding auklets in Captain's Bay and along the shore between the S-curve and the airport as Whiskered Auklets. After spending a lot of time with them, we eventually saw some birds that had the white plumes behind and in front of the eye. Once again we noticed thin wispy creststhat tended to fall back against the crown on many birds. We also saw several birds that had whitish undertail coverts when seen in flight. the bills on all birds seen well were small.I feel that most of the auklets we saw today were Whiskered Auklets.This pathetically poor photo was the best I could do given the poor light, extremely high winds, movement of the vehicle, and the constant diving of the birds.

Technical Information

Model
DMC-FZ30
f-stop
f/3.7
Focal length
88.8 mm
Shutter speed
0.04 sec
ISO
80
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
303KB
Dimensions
1135 x 795

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