California Condor

Gymnogyps californianus

ML84740061


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Mark Scheel
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eBird Checklist S42510622
Quail Lake
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 34.7701, -118.7522 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Comments

Observation details

Distant, circling huge dark raptors. Short tail, long rectangular wings with prominent long 'fingers'. Made distinctive motion where it bent both wings down 90 degrees. On one bird, when it turned to catch the light well, scope views showed bright white long axillary patches on the underwing and small white patches on the upperwing. These were not obvious on the other bird (presumably a younger bird), which also had a white (or whitish) wing tag at rhe leading edge of the right wing (unreadable). Could not make out head color on either bird due to distance and suboptimal lighting. Distant photos.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
700 mm
Shutter speed
1/2500 sec
ISO
200
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
260KB
Dimensions
816 x 1490

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