Ancient Murrelet

Synthliboramphus antiquus

ML33462471


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Matthew Grube
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eBird Checklist S21059071
Ballona Creek--Creek mouth, jetties and breakwater
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 33.962, -118.4571 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Word is there are actually two Ancient Murrelets present. While we were watching a bird that was consistently being seen just east of the bridge at Pacific Ave, another birder reported seeing one just off the western edge of the south breakwater. The Ancient Murrelet that patrolled up and down Ballona Creek at the Pacific Ave bridge and east tended to stay either in the middle or near the southern edge of the creek. This allowed us fantastic looks at the bird on multiple occasions. At one point it lunged for a small fish no more than 4 feet away from Larry Sansone's foot.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
f-stop
f/6.3
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/800 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
343KB
Dimensions
1600 x 921

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