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Mr. and a Mrs. Blackburnian Warbler

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Found this male blackburnian warbler in Duluth yesterday. The Mrs. I found two years ago out on a breakwater after a foggy morning. It was clear that she had had a long night of migrating. She was very tolerant of my interest in her as she hunted for bugs and spiders in the rocks. SonyA300 and a Tokina 400mm for the male, Minolta5d and Tamron 300mm for the female. iso400 for both, f10 and f8, 1/160 for the male, and I don't recall for the lady smile Comments and critiques always welcome.

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Shawn Zierman.

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Nice Shawn. I can’t say I have ever seen one before. I like the male on the burdock.

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Very nice Shawn! You and the Tokina are becoming a very proficient pair. How's the birding in Duluth been this spring?

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The birding in Duluth will be amazing for the next two and a half weeks, it's been good so far, but it will only get better and better from here through the first week in June! Thanks for the kind comments all.

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The first one is a breath of fresh air. I love the way he is hanging onto the weed.

Shawn, do you ever get over to Jay Cooke? I'm negotiating on a canoe from someone that lives in Cloquet. If it's a go, I'd definitely run over to the park, since it's so close.

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Hey X, Jay Cooke is a lovely place, great trails for hiking, the river scene this time of year is exciting, but to be honest I spend very little time there due to the exceeding excellence of other locations like Minnesota and Stoney Point, 40th Ave. West, Morgan Park mudflats, Indian Point Campground, etc, etc. smile

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