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12-JAN-2009 Ron Fredrick

Male Surf Scoter - Down the hatch

Shoreline Park Lake, Mountain View, Ca

Quote from the web: "All mollusc- feeding sea fowl have strong and powerful gizzards that mechanically and readily break the shells into small pieces upon which the chemical secretions more quickly operate."


Canon EOS 30D ,Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
1/640s f/11.0 at 400.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Karen Moen09-Mar-2013 04:54
Incredible feat. Thanks for the info as I was surprised that it didn't break the shell open. Great documentation of the habits of this bird. Voted.
Janet Forjan-Freedman17-Feb-2009 19:53
Great timing and capture!
Dennis Ancinec17-Feb-2009 00:12
Super shot, that is what they are all about.
vnelson16-Feb-2009 21:15
Great wonder, what happens later?
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