Short-tailed Shearwater

Ardenna tenuirostris

ML208949381


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Matthew Grube
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eBird Checklist S64408305
Santa Monica Bay--nearshore off Dockweiler/Manhattan Beach
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 33.8971, -118.4611 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

One that flew into our wake approximately 3 km WSW of Hermosa Beach Pier (33.870567, -118.445483) was apparently independently spotted by Curtis Marantz and Ryan Terrill. It sat in our wake for an extended period of time, occasionally making short flights but mostly paddling through the water or diving, and even approaching the stern closely several times. This was an all dark shearwater with a slender bill, steep forehead, rounded crown, pale whitish throat, and extensive pale feathering on the underside of the wings. Many photos.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
f-stop
f/6.3
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/640 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,168KB
Dimensions
3451 x 2155

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