Rusty Blackbird - a common bird in Steep Decline

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Yves Langlois

Nice composition and colors Nicole.

Nicole Watson

Thank you Yves :)

Debra Plett

Great image Nicole.

Nicole Watson

Thank you Debra :)

A Rusty Blackbird foraging on some berries on a frosty morning. A bird that has had a cumulative decline of about 89% recorded between the time period of 1966-2014 according to the North American Bird Breeding survey. A loss of wet woodland habitat and high mercury contamination may be the cause of this steep decline.
Taken By
Nicole Watson
Taken On
November 5, 2020
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  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 0.001 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 7.1

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