Long-tailed Duck

Clangula hyemalis

ML42240821


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Mark Scheel
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eBird Checklist S32956488
Piute Ponds (permit required)
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 34.7901, -118.1182 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Comments

San Miguel Lagoon

Observation details

One contrastingly-marked individual at the east end of Kee Slough where Jon Feenstra found one the previous day. This individual had an extensive white face including the lores and under the eye, with white contrasting with the well-defined dark cap, well-defined dark thin forehead stripe, and well-defined dark earmuffs. (See first two photos) An hour later we found a LTDU at the east end of San Miguel Lagoon: it had less contrast overall, less white in the face, including dusky lores and dusky underneath the eye. (See last 3 photos) Unfortunately other birders told us that the Kee individual had left by the time we had found the San Miguel Lagoon individual. But multiple photos of both birds consistently show the same differences so we believe there were two birds present.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
700 mm
Shutter speed
1/1250 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
212KB
Dimensions
1024 x 576

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