Red-necked Phalarope

Phalaropus lobatus

ML40579331


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Robert Firehock
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eBird Checklist S32319481
John D. MacArthur Beach SP
Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 26.8204, -80.0388 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Comments

Taken with Nikon 60x optical zoom camera (P600) on a very windy day, into the sun. Reviewed by Jon Dunn.

Observation details

This bird flew out over my head from the sea grape by a beach access walkway. It went behind the sand cliff, then popped into the water, where I got this picture. After a minute it flew north farther out in the surf, landing once for a while, then continuing north over the surf. I originally put this under Wilson's because I wasn't sure and it was on the 'common' list. Later closer review of the photo and field guides led me to Red-necked Phalarope as more likely based on head and neck pattern and time of year. Subsequently I had the opportunity to review this photo with Jon Dunn who ID'd it as a Red-necked without prompting based on the bill, head/neck pattern and striped back, after being told only location and date.

Technical Information

Model
COOLPIX P600
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
125.4 mm
Shutter speed
1/400 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
6,185KB
Dimensions
4608 x 3456

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