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Louisiana Waterthrush

Posted by Matthew Sileo on May 18, 2015 at 10:09 am
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Rock Creek Park, the approximately 1700-acre national park that bisects our nation’s capital, is a magnet for migratory songbirds and breeding birds alike. I snapped this photo of an adult Louisiana Waterthrush on its way to its nest on the muddy bank of a small tributary of Rock Creek, shaded by the dense oak-beech canopy.

The Louisiana Waterthrush is distinguished from the Northern Waterthrush by its unstreaked throat, its white eyestripe (as opposed to more cream-colored) that extends a little farther onto the nape, and a yellowish wash on its underparts.

Canon EOS-1D X
Canon 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens + Canon 1.4x Extender III (=560mm equivalent)
F number: 4.0
Exposure time: 1/320 sec
ISO: 800