Common Gallinule

Gallinula galeata

ML32207891


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Robert O'Connell
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eBird Checklist S31005646
US-ME-Corinna-86-290 Exeter Rd - 44.9254x-69.2499
Penobscot, Maine, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 44.9254, -69.2499 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Sunning itself amongst the reeds on the left side of the pond when viewed from the bridge north side. Juvenile bird. Spent the first 20 minutes or so dozing. Woke with loud noises which were mostly the motorcycles that went past to a gathering in Corrina. It occasionally would reach out and pick at the nearby vegetation. Then got up and stretched and then started grazing and wandering out into the middle of the marsh. Was picking at a mix of leaves and other vegetation both submerged and above the waterline. Twice it appeared to have found what looked like a snail. While grazing at one point it moved under some cover and kept glancing above as an Osprey passed overhead. Bruce Cole arrived and we watched it for a bit before it disappeared. Extensive scanning during this time of both sides of the road did not produce the others that have been reported here.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D750
Lens model
80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/1250 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
833KB
Dimensions
1059 x 772

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