Red-footed Booby

Sula sula

ML263158371



eBird Checklist S73667191
Lake Mars Ave boat ramp
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 30.3607, -88.7645 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Mega rarity, first state record, quite unexpected especially given the absence of any other storm birds this morning in the wake of Hurricane Sally. Immature. Flew close by over the pier three times in the course of about 20 minutes, landed several times briefly on pilings and pier. Diagnostic red feet seen when perched, also visible in some of the flight shots. Mottled, pale brown all over, blue-gray beak with dark tip, underwings dark, rump with a few paler feathers. Red feet separates this from other possible booby species; further differentiated from juvenile brown by overall paler plumage and all-dark underwings, shorter bill.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS REBEL T2i
f-stop
f/8.0
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
200
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
257KB
Dimensions
3045 x 1973

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