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Ivory Gull
Pagophila eburnea
Copyright David Seibel, 2015 (#8949) | Send Comment

Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Exposure: 1/1250 sec, f/10.0, ISO 800
Lens: Canon 500mm f/4L IS + 2x II TC
Date: January 7, 2015
Location: Quinsippi Island, Quincy, Illinois, USA

Description: Rare vagrant from the high Arctic, resting on a boathouse roof on a bitterly cold afternoon at the Art Keller Marina, where dozens of birders from all around the U.S. got to see the bird (most of them for the first time). This species' population has declined precipitously over the past several years.