Andy Johnson | CHURCHILL | Whimbrel Watch
Uploaded 8-Aug-13
Taken 7-Jun-13
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Keywords:Research, Whimbrel, canada, churchill, nest, observation, subarctic, watch
Photo Info

Dimensions1024 x 683
Original file size223 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken7-Jun-13 11:27
Date modified7-Jun-13 11:27
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length17 mm
Exposure1/750 at f/4
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Whimbrel Watch

Whimbrel Watch

To retrieve geolocators bearing data on migratory routes, we needed to first find nests. This required sitting in wait, observing behavioral cues to find the territory's center, and watching for a whimbrel to return to its camouflaged eggs. (A transparent, camouflage throw often expedites the bird's return.)