King Eider

Somateria spectabilis

ML185192801



eBird Checklist S61063683
Northwestern University (Main Campus and Lakefill)
Cook, Illinois, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 42.0569, -87.6711 Map

Age
Immature
Sex
Male
Behaviors
Breeding
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Comments

Observation details

I was doing a quick check of the NU lagoon on my way home from the gym. Saw lots of geese, then a Hooded Merganser, then saw a duck I could not immediately place. It was raining/snowing and the visibility was awful. I pulled out the scope from my car, looked at the duck and the immediate first impression was of an Eider. I grabbed my camera and took photos. The geese were starting to take off. Soon, the duck took off as well. King Eider confirmed from photos.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D500
Lens model
200.0-500.0 mm f/5.6
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
500 mm
Shutter speed
1/160 sec
ISO
800
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
394KB
Dimensions
811 x 608

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