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Barrow's Goldeneye --(Bucephala islandica) (52651 bytes)

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Barrow's Goldeneye
Bucephala islandica

A number of these birds were quite near the shore when we arrived at the cove. They seemed a little wary of us and swam further down the shore. I thought it might be neat to get a picture of them, so I tried to sneak down to the water's edge. While I did so, they swam further out. Though I waited for some time, they never did swim back in as close as they had been when we arrived.

Location: Mosquito Cove Trail near Sitka, Alaska

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