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PIC OF THE WEEK: 12/01/14 • PREVIOUS WEEKNEXT WEEKALL 2014 PICS

Bird Pic Of The Week

American Robin

(Turdus migratorius)

Where: Richmond, VA • Glidewell Rd.

Notes: There is probably few other birds that are so commonly known as the American Robin. But certainly, Cardinals and Blue Jays are close runner-ups. It always makes me glad when a young child points at an image, smiles and knows it by name. That gesture reiterates the appreciation for nature that has always been within me, right from the very start. Over the last few weeks a small flock of a half dozen or so Robins, have been visiting the backyard birdbath. Quite often one bird enters the trickling water and a couple of other birds await their turn close by. The bird bath puddle is small, it only allows for one at a time bathing. The “King of the Bath” often has to fend its position, as it wards off other would be soakers. This it does with a snap of its beak, an open mouth, or a yelp or two, to demonstrate its dominance. These birds often gather in large flocks t roost at night, but disperse into smaller groups during the day as they search for worms and berries. The American robin is the state bird of three states: Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin. It always a joy to have them around no matter how common they are.

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Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark III • Canon 400mm f-5.6 Prime USM L Series Lens • Gitzo 3531LS Tripod • Wimberly Head WH-101 • Remote Shutter Release

Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/400 second • Aperture = f-7.1 • Exposure Mode = Aperture Priority • Focus Mode: One Shot • Lens (Focal) Length = 400 mm • ISO = 4000 • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~12 Feet • Date Shot: 11-25-14

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