Image: Joseph Kennedy, 22 December 2007 [larger view].
Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/350s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.
Rick Wright, Managing Director of WINGS Birding Tours Worldwide, writes:
Push me into a corner and I guess I’d call this a Greater Scaup. The bill is very broad, and the black, though it doesn’t reach the edge of the bill, does “bleed” outwards from the nail. The head is nowhere skinny, starting beefy at the crown and expanding regularly to become fat at the neck. The vermiculations of the back are fine. But this is a good example of how much easier birds are in the field than in photos!
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