Black-legged Kittiwake

Rissa tridactyla

ML39511621


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Stuart Malcolm
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eBird Checklist S13036897
Riverside Park, Neenah
Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 44.1822, -88.4496 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Whilst scanning through the Herring Gulls I noticed a much smaller gull. The dark bill, vertical smudge behind the eye, dark neck ruff, and wing pattern (with the dark feathers of the 'W' pattern visible even on the resting bird) soon pointed to a 1st winter Black-Legged Kittiwake. The bird was initially awake but then spent most of it's time dozing. Even with its head tucked in, the small size and wing pattern made it easy to pick out amongst the gull flock.

Technical Information

Model
iPhone 4
f-stop
f/2.8
Focal length
3.9 mm
Shutter speed
1/120 sec
ISO
80
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,015KB
Dimensions
1324 x 969

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