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|Done at Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario|
It was windy and very cold at Rondeau Park that evening with all the birds desperately trying to find food close, or on the ground. A good opportunity for birders and photographers but very hard on the little birds just arrived from the long migration journey.
The Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) is a small New World warbler. They breed in eastern North America, from southern Canada, westwards to the southern Canadian Prairies, the Great Lakes region and New England, to North Carolina.
Blackburnian Warblers are migratory, wintering in southern Central America and in South America, and are very rare vagrants to western Europe. These birds were named after Anna Blackburne, an English botanist.
Blackburnian Warblers are around 11 to 13 cm (4.3 to 5.1 in) long, with a 20 to 22 cm (7.9 to 8.7 in) wingspan, and weigh 8 to 13 g (0.28 to 0.46 oz). The average mass of an adult bird is 9.7 g (0.34 oz).
Blackburnian Warblers are solitary during winter and highly territorial on their breeding grounds and do not mix with other passerine species outside of the migratory period. However, during migration, they often join local mixed foraging flocks of species such as chickadees, kinglets and nuthatches. These birds are basically insectivorous, but will include berries in their diets in wintertime. They usually forage by searching for insects or spiders in treetops. The breeding habitats of these birds are mature coniferous woodlands or mixed woodlands, especially ones containing spruce and hemlocks. It typically winters in tropical montane forests.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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Really nice shot of this beautiful bird.
Excellent photograph of Blackburnian Warbler, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2013-05-15 8:15]
Great picture and beatiful bird. Congratulation.
Wonderful snap with natural colors and good sharpness
- [2013-05-23 17:28]
This is always one of my all time favorite birds to view during the spring migration. You have captured this particular one perfectly in an attractive pose and in super fine detail. Love the rich vivid colors and excellent exposure.