Black-legged Kittiwake

Rissa tridactyla

ML76407031



eBird Checklist S40746511
Irondequoit Bay Outlet (Pier and Marine Park)
Monroe, New York, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 43.2345, -77.5347 Map

Age
Juvenile
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Juvenile came into bay at 10:50. It spent about ten minutes in bay and high over bay, at times with autumnal yellow of oaks making for striking odd background. It spent a couple minutes flying over group of feeding Red-breasted Mergansers, along with Ring-billed and American Herring Gulls. After that it landed for about a minute, then took off and flew back out over Lake Ontario. Striking and unmistakable. Roughly the size of Ring-billed Gull but with boldly marked upper wing with black leading edge of primaries combing with black secondary coverts to form M pattern. Broad black collar. Black tip to tail. Upperparts grayish, perhaps slightly darker than RBGU, becoming palest on secondaries and inner primaries (where much paler than RBGU). Black bill, legs and eyes. Almost entirely white from below but with outermost primary dark and black trailing edge to outer 6 or 7 primaries; black tail tip.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS-1D X
Lens model
EF500mm f/4L IS USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
500 mm
Shutter speed
1/2000 sec
ISO
1000
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
810KB
Dimensions
1822 x 1093

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