12/9 – HARLEY!!

An awesome find by James Purcell and a terrific bird for the Fairfield Big Year, definitely up there with Leach’s Storm-Petrel and King Eider. Upon finding the bird, James immediately called me and I shot straight over to the reef, expecting to nail the bird quickly before the light faded. However, all seemed lost after twenty minutes and no bird, but I was able to locate the Harlequin Duck in one of the rafts of Common Goldeneye and subsequently capture this incredible image, which I’ve heard is going to be featured on the cover on January 2012’s issue of National Geographic Magazine:

Harlequin Duck


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One Response to 12/9 – HARLEY!!

  1. Vinny says:

    Nice find, hope all is well!

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