Arctic Loon

Gavia arctica

ML282866201



eBird Checklist S76693943
Little Qualicum estuary
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Latitude and Longitude 49.3665, -124.4923 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Seen in spotting scope and binoculars in excellent light. Was app. 250 meters offshore with Pacific Loons. Looked like a Pacific Loon on steroids. Head and bill bulkier than Pacific Loons. Bill tip held upwards. White flank from shoulder to stern. No chin strap, which was visible on Pacific Loons in winter pl. It loked most like the bird in Sibleys marked 1st summer. Photos are poor due to distance. Seen by myself and Donna Monty. All loons and grebes flushed by Bald Eagles. Arctic Loon flew into a very large flock of Pacific Loons app. 4 kms offshore. Not relocated.

Technical Information

Model
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Lens model
3.8-247mm
f-stop
f/6.5
Focal length
247 mm
Shutter speed
1/640 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
668KB
Dimensions
1622 x 1216

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