Snowy Owl

Bubo scandiacus

ML76505911


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Ethan Gyllenhaal
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eBird Checklist S40769376
Grant Park, Chicago--Museum Campus
Cook, Illinois, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 41.8664, -87.6154 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Distinctive blob aesthetic.

Observation details

*rare, but good winter. Looked to be a young bird sitting on the south end of the north inner breakwall of Monroe harbor. Visible and kind of IDable from overlook near shedd, but confirmed with horrible digibin shots along lakefront path parallel to lakeshore drive. Even a km away, distinctive large white bird with mottled black pattern on back. From a distance, lonely HERG ruled out by huge fluffy feet and unique SNOW posture. When closer, those features and back pattern were more visible, along with facial disk and big round head.

Technical Information

Model
iPhone 6s
Lens model
iPhone 6s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
f-stop
f/2.2
Focal length
4.2 mm
Shutter speed
1/1972 sec
ISO
25
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
76KB
Dimensions
1204 x 903

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