January 22, 2007
A colorful Rusty Blackbird perches near the Ottawa River in Ontario.
Daniel Cadieux says he does not see many blackbirds (Euphagus carolinus)
in Ottawa except during migration. He said this one, spotted in fall 2006, was the most beautiful one he had seen in quite some time. Cadieux used a Canon Digital Rebel XT and a 100-400mm zoom lens to take the picture. Rusty Blackbirds may be the most elusive of the North American blackbirds and prefer the vast boreal forests of Canada and Alaska for breeding.
You can see the bird at these great birdwatching hotspots:Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, VirginiaChurchill on Hudson Bay, Manitoba, CanadaDirections, maps, bird lists, and tips for more easy-to-get-to birdwatching destinations.Talk about this photo, and read what other people are saying about it, in our photography forum.
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