Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

Oceanodroma castro

ML259045141


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Graham Gerdeman
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eBird Checklist S72960938
Pickwick Lake (Tennessee River)--Bruton Branch Recreation Area
Hardin, Tennessee, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 35.0713, -88.1908 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Flying
Breeding
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Observation details

Vagrant blown up from Hurricane Laura. Dark storm-petrel with white rump patch wrapping around tail. Square tail. First seen from shore with help from Alan Troyer (who had it in the scope), and later up close on the water. The POJA was actively hunting it by paddling close and attempting to grab it. Both birds surely fatigued, the Storm-PetreI visibly so. It barely escaped an attack we witnessed up close. I would bet the smaller bird has been made a meal by now. Photos.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D500
Lens model
500.0 mm f/4.0
f-stop
f/7.1
Focal length
500 mm
Shutter speed
1/2000 sec
ISO
640
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
1,996KB
Dimensions
3000 x 2000

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