Barrow's Goldeneye
Bucephala islandica

1/125s, f8.0, ISO 1250, Canon EOS-1D X, EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM +1.4x III


Barrow's Goldeneye is a medium-sized sea duck. Their breeding habitat is wooded lakes and ponds primarily in northwestern North America but also in scattered locations in eastern Canada and Iceland. They are migratory and most winter in protected coastal waters or open inland waters. In winter, they migrate to the coast. It is an extremely rare vagrant to Western Europe and to southern North America. These diving birds forage underwater. They eat aquatic insects, crustaceans and pond vegetation. They nest in cavities in trees, also in burrows or protected sites on the ground. Barrow's Goldeneyes tend not to share habitat with the much more numerous Common Goldeneye.
Iceland
 
05/26/2013