Short-tailed Albatross

Phoebastria albatrus

ML145900771


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Westport Seabirds
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eBird Checklist S53954109
Westport--offshore south of Grays Canyon
Grays Harbor, Washington, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 46.6202, -125.338 Map

Age
Immature
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Comments

Individual number one, shows a darker head and breast and more light margins on back feathers than second individual.

Observation details

We found two immature birds with a large aggregation of 90 Black-footed and 5 Laysan Albatross at a trawler that had just finished a long tow and had hauled its net onboard. There were numerous small rockfish in the water that had probably popped out of the trawl net as it was being retrieved. Over the course of 70 minutes that we spent in the area, we encountered the two birds regularly. The last time we encountered them, they were just over the county line, in Pacific County. We had the opportunity to study both at close range.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D5000
f-stop
f/7.1
Focal length
300 mm
Shutter speed
1/800 sec
ISO
200
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
500KB
Dimensions
2360 x 1276

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