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Scarlet Tanager

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by Allen_Woodliffe from Chatham CA on 12 May 2013
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One of the most impressive woodland songbirds of the eastern part of North America is the brilliant red male Scarlet Tanager. The contrasting black wings make this such an easy species to identify, and in good light, it virtually glows in the deciduous woodlands where it occurs. I was fortunate to come across an amazingly cooperative individual a few days ago while I was birding at Rondeau Provincial Park, my favourite place to explore. Rondeau is a 3254 ha natural environment provincial park situated on the north shore of Lake Erie. This bird was not bothered by me photographing it at all...on several occasions it landed directly overhead less than a metre away, too close to photograph it.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Focal: 400 mm
  • Shutter speed: 0.003125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 9
  • ISO: 400
tagged: 'scarlet tanager' 'migrant' 'neotropical migrant' 'woodland species' 'rondeau provincial park'

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