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Surf Scoter

Melanitta perspicillata

ML75162051



eBird Checklist S40513910
Miller Beach, Lake Street
Lake, Indiana, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 41.6198, -87.269 Map

Age
Juvenile
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Comments

Surf Scoter in background, sleeping Redheads in foreground

Observation details

juveniles in group at breakwater, diving for molluscs (handling them above water), preening. Studied in scope at 200 yards, photos. All dark body; no white in wing (wings spread when flapping on water, partly spread in diving). Triangular bill. Two bright white spots, behind eye and between eye and bill (the forward spot being vertical, not horizontal); contrasting black crown. Pale bellies (thus juvenile)

Technical Information

Model
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
f-stop
f/6.5
Focal length
215 mm
Shutter speed
1/160 sec
ISO
320
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,296KB
Dimensions
4000 x 2248

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