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Black-throated Gray Warbler
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Black-throated Gray Warbler (Dendroica nigrescens) User: Brian Morin  (See all photos - 1076)
Canada (Ontario) Ottawa - I returned to try to get better shots of this Western vagrant. Light was good, temperature was pleasant (+4C) and I saw it for longer than a few seconds which was last time. Worth the trip.
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Date: November 15, 2017
Details: Male, Juvenile, Outside normal range
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Brian Morin


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Ottawa - I returned to try to get better shots of this Western vagrant. Light was good, temperature was pleasant (+4C) and I saw it for longer than a few seconds which was last time. Worth the trip.
· Date: November 16, 2017 · Views: 299
· Dimensions: 800 x 533 ·
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sashah
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Registered: May 2011
Location: Montreal
Posts: 578
November 16, 2017 04:10

Amazing find, spectacular shot, amazingly sharp focus even in flight, great timing. Well done Brian!
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Brian Morin
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Registered: June 2013
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November 16, 2017 04:54

No one was more surprised than me that this actually worked. The shutter speed was set very high (1/6400) so I captured a few shots in mid-flight as the bird hopped or fluttered to a nearby branch to continue feeding. This was only possible because the warbler was in sunlight rather than shadow.
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Chris

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Registered: November 2005
Location: Montreal
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November 16, 2017 05:55

Voy, a lot coming together here. Congratulations!!
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Brian Morin
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November 16, 2017 14:05

I love it when a plan comes together
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Sue
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Registered: December 2006
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November 16, 2017 20:12

Great find and capture.
I hope that it doesn't die of the cold.
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Brian Morin
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November 16, 2017 20:20

It is unlikely to attempt to migrate further but let's hope it at least makes it through to the Christmas count
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