Black Swift

Cypseloides niger

ML23685501


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David Wheeler
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eBird Checklist S9641766
Ouray NWR
Uintah, Utah, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 40.1329, -109.6425 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

photos I saw four over one of the ponds. I first noticed one nearly skimming the water, then two, then three, and then four, sometimes flying very close to me, even hovering. It was quite a show--by far the best views I've ever gotten of this species. They just kept flying around, dwarfing the swallows next to them, both eye level and up high. I think I may have actually captured one or two on "film" with my digital camera but I bet most if not all of the shots are blurry.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D70
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
300 mm
Shutter speed
1/1250 sec
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
262KB
Dimensions
1041 x 682

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