Thick-billed Murre

Uria lomvia

ML208779411


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Carolyn Longworth
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eBird Checklist S64389120
Fort Phoenix State Reservation
Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 41.6251, -70.903 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

When I first got there it was floating seaward side of hurricane dike, then it awkwardly jumped into a crevice in the rocks at the base of the dike. Saw it again later from the cannons at the Fort, foraging a little then squeezing back into the rocks. Sent photo to various birders. M. Iliff suggested this "It looks like a Thick-billed Murre to me. I think you can see a bit of the pale along the gape line, but otherwise the shape of the bill, the fact that the head is all dark and rather dark blackish-brown (vs. more brownish) all point to Thick-billed over Common. That is also by far the more likely species in a scenario like this, and they are turning up all over the place now."

Technical Information

Model
COOLPIX P900
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
143 mm
Shutter speed
1/400 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
653KB
Dimensions
2718 x 1806

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