Vaux's Swift

Chaetura vauxi

ML297228021


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Marky Mutchler
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eBird Checklist S79149550
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 30.4009, -91.1247 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

This species found earlier by Garrett at this location. An amazing 25 birds! Smaller Chaetura rapidly zipping around with rapid wingbeats; somewhat bat-like. Initially I had 11 birds at once overhead, but at one point several birds lifted out of the trees and at least 25 birds could be seen at once. Birds came and went every few minutes, likely actively foraging somewhere nearby. If you enter through the gate and start walking around the pond, I often encountered the birds the most at the first corner just past the lone tree on the small hill. Photos.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D7200
Lens model
200.0-500.0 mm f/5.6
f-stop
f/7.1
Focal length
480 mm
Shutter speed
1/2500 sec
ISO
800
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
87KB
Dimensions
2154 x 1366

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