Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Varied Thrush in Tobermory !!!!

Varied Thrush, Tobermory - December 16, 2009
EOS 1Ds mark III, 500/4 IS lens & 2x teleconvertor; ISO 800; 1/125s @ f/8
Gitzo tripod with Wimberley II gimbal head

My neighbours called me a couple of days ago to report this rare bird visiting their feeder. The bird has continued to hang around for a couple of days and was seen today on the annual Christmas Bird Count. This is just a record shot to confirm the ID.... I'll be going back to get more photos for my collection (I need to use a flash to improve detail on the dark face)! Although only about 100m from my yard, I can't seem to lure the bird over to my feeders!

By the way, sorry for the lack of posts lately. The hard-drive on my main business computer crashed a few days ago, and although I have backups of everything.... it's been a pain having to restore all the files. Aside from this, I've been out socializing lately more than blogging.... tis the season!

Check back soon for some bird photos and winter landscapes!


  1. Gorgeous. Hopefully it sticks around.

  2. Beautiful bird, high up on my wish list for sure ... I always seem to miss these when they turn up on the Bruce. Maybe I'll get lucky this year!

  3. One of my favourite birds!

  4. Anonymous9:03 AM

    More posts! You're not shovelling snow, heck, you're not even cutting the grass....get to work!

  5. Anonymous1:20 PM

    "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul." (John Muir)

    Your nature blog is quite excellent.
    I look forward to following you!

    Dean Leh

  6. great photo - it just warbles 'Canada'!

    we are grateful at Kingsbrae Garden for your terrific photography.

    happy new year -

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