Uploaded 8-Aug-13
Taken 7-Jul-13
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Canada, Whimbrel, baby, chick, churchill, numenius phaeopus, tundra, young
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Dimensions1024 x 683
Original file size213 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken7-Jul-13 08:48
Date modified7-Jul-13 08:48
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length35 mm
Exposure1/1500 at f/2.8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeSpot
Whimbrel Chick

Whimbrel Chick

This whimbrel is just a few hours old, and has already wandered several meters from the nest cup on massive, wobbly legs. Shorebirds' precocial chicks are capable of feeding themselves and thermoregulating (to some extent) within hours of hatch.