Barrow's Goldeneye

Bucephala islandica

ML78753981


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Kristie Nelson
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eBird Checklist S41216677
Bridgeport
Mono, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 38.3154, -119.2165 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Media notes

Observation details

At least one female, possibly 3. Al DeMartini found these/this, and also thought there maybe >1. This individual consistently had a steep forehead angle above the bill. She also had a shiny mostly orange bill, head slightly darker. Bill was small, but not ridiculously so. I pondered hybrid possibilities, but no clear indication it is. The head shape and bill stood out adequately that I'm not too concerned. Across the lake in another flock was a female with a bill even more orange than this. But too far to see head shape, and they dove so frequently I couldn't really tell.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS REBEL T5i
Lens model
EF300mm f/4L IS USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
300 mm
Shutter speed
1/3200 sec
ISO
800
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
978KB
Dimensions
1500 x 1003

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