Uploaded 30-Dec-11
Taken 9-Jul-10
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Bonaparte's, Chroicocephalus, Gull, churchill, manitoba, nesting, philadelphia
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Dimensions2360 x 1686
Original file size839 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken9-Jul-10 21:54
Date modified9-Jul-10 21:54
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length400 mm
Exposure1/160 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 1000
Metering modePattern
Nesting Bonaparte's Gull

Nesting Bonaparte's Gull

The Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) is one of the world's only tree-nesting gull species, as seen here, about 8 feet up a white spruce in Churchill, Manitoba. These are graceful, noisy breeders, abundant along the edge of the boreal forest, where they can hunt over nearby ponds or marshes.