Saturday, December 15, 2018

Pic(k) of the Week: Bird on a rail

Bird on a rail
In 2018, we mark the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world are joining forces to celebrate the “Year of the Bird” and commit to protecting birds today and for the next hundred years.
National Geographic.

On 7 December 2018, a wee fellow found temporary purchase on the grounds of Fernbank Museum of Natural History, in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. Would the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher be heading further south for the winter?

  • Ornithological identification graciously provided by Lucy Saunders, after-the-fact via Twitter. Who knew the BeerCook was also a bird-watcher?

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of photos taken (or noted) by me, posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always (as is the case today), with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • See the photo on Flickr: here.
  • Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1. Lens: Lumix G Vario 45-200/F4.0-5.6.
  • Settings: 200 mm | 1/160 | ISO 1600 | f/5.6
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

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