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PIC OF THE WEEK: 12/21/15 • PREVIOUS WEEKALL 2015 PICSNEXT WEEK

Where: Richmond, VA • Glidewell Rd.
Notes: Once or twice each fall for the last several years in a row, a Hermit Thrush has visited our backyard “Bird Spa”. The visits are typically late in the afternoon, a little before twilight sets in. Perhaps they are attracted by the birdbath’s close proximity to our neighbor’s native Holly Tree? Or maybe because we allow the newly fallen White Oak leaves to remain on the ground all winter in that back corner garden of our suburban lot? This species typically hunts for insects or berries on the leaf littered forest floor or in trees and shrubs. The speckled breast, white eyering and rusty-red tail of this six inch long Thrush, make it easy to separate from the other member’s of this family of birds. Other members include: the American Robin, Eastern Bluebird, and the Veery, plus the Swainson’s, Bickneal’s and and Gray-cheeked Thrushes. The Hermit Thrush’s ethereal and flute-like call is considered amongst the most beautiful in all of nature and it is the state bird of Vermont. The Hermit Thrush breeds extensively throughout southern Canada and along the Rocky Mountains out west, so it is only present here in the mid-Atlantic area seasonally each year.

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THE BIRD SPA

The Birdbath Alternative • DIY Installation Instructions and Parts List

Birds, like all other animals, prefer habitats that meet all their basic survival needs: food, shelter and WATER! They depend on water to condition their feathers for flight, to help maintain their body temperature, for hydration, and for hygiene. A landscape with a consistent, clean running water source will attract both a greater number of species and a higher count of birds. This especially applies to the many migratory and insect-eating species too. The Bird Spa is a low maintenance water feature, designed specifically for birds. Over seventy-five plus species attracted at a single location in central Virginia.
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iPhotoBirds Print Hermit Thrush (HETH-H-8740)

Archival quality fine art print, standard size for easy framing, hand signed by the artist, with white matte, backing board and clear protective cover. Image cropping may vary slightly depending on print size.
Print Size: 5" x 7" (with 8" x 10" Matte) . . . $20.00
Print Size: 8" x 10" (with 11" x 14" Matte) . . . $40.00
Print Size: 11" x 14" (with 16" x 20" Matte) . . . $75.00

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Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark III • Canon 400mm f-5.6 Prime USM L Series Lens • Gitzo Series 3 Tripod • Wimberly Head WH-101 • Remote Shutter Release
Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/500 second • Aperture = f-9 • Exposure Mode = Aperture Priority • Focus Mode: One Shot • Lens (Focal) Length = 400 mm • ISO = 3200 • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~12 Feet • Date Shot: 11-13-15

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