Barrow’s Goldeneyes from Jericho Beach

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Barrow’s Goldeneye (male and female) | Garrot d’Islande | Bucephala islandica: These goldeneyes came quite close to shore as they were diving for food near Jericho Beach in Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada. I really like the female’s bright orange bill and the male’s teardrop-shaped white mark on the cheek.

Taken on February 27, 2016, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR. Not baited, called in or set up.

  • Top: Female with a female and male in the background, ISO 800 | 500mm | f/5.6 | 1/800, cropped for composition
  • Bottom: Male, ISO 640 | 500mm | f/5.6 | 1/1000, cropped for composition

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