Male Long-tailed Duck (winter plumage)


Long-tailed Duck (male, winter plumage) | Harelde kakawi | Clangula hyemalis: This is not one of my best photos, especially since this bird was taken from a terrible angle, but it is one of my favourite ducks. It is also rare to see one so close to shore; I found this individual on February 16, 2016, in Burrard Inlet (Vancouver Harbour), between Canada Place and the Convention Centre in British Columbia, Canada. By the way, he seemed to have been adopted by a flock of Surf Scoters!

Taken with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR (ISO 1000 | 500mm | f/5.6 | 1/500), cropped. Not baited, called in or set up.


4 thoughts on “Male Long-tailed Duck (winter plumage)

  1. What a beautiful duck, I’ve never seen one of these before. Wonder if he’s still hanging out by Canada Place? Might have to check that out this weekend.

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