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King Eider

Somateria spectabilis

ML141774991


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Michael J Good
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eBird Checklist S52962161
Blue Hill Falls
Hancock, Maine, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 44.3739, -68.5595 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Continuing adult male found at 0945. Later images were better with lighting and distance amicable. It took about 30 minutes to locate King Eider (S. spectabilis) in a flock of about 600 COEI. Previously reported this weekend for Great Backyard Birding. I took sometime to study the use of the channel by the Eider. Common Eider generally stayed towards the edge of the main raft of COEI and foraged there as well. KIEI also did not go to the faster water as indicated by the splashing COEI. This splinter group was foraging right at the edge of the fastest flowing channel of water which was moving at least 12 knots or faster under the bridge. Spectacular eider activity with the Gem in the middle. foy 2019. Thank you to the weekend birders for their time and energy.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D3100
f-stop
f/6.3
Focal length
600 mm
Shutter speed
1/1000 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
286KB
Dimensions
753 x 409

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