Philadelphia Vireo

Posted by paul fletcher on Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:08 pm

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Spring and summer resident- long distant migrant to Central America for the winter.

Despite being named in 1851, after a major American city, the 
Philadelphia Vireo is almost exclusively, a Canadian breeding species, over much of the central and northern regions.
It is considered uncommon in the Province of Ontario, and this 
is the first one that I have seen here, ( Ontario ).  
They don't breed as far south in Ontario where I took this photo,
so he, ( or she ), was passing through on the way to the tropics.

Always nice to see a new species.

Canon 90D
Tamron 150-600 @300mm
F8 @ 1/800
ISO 1000

Province of Ontario, Canada, image- Sept. 2021.
Thanks to everyone for viewing
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by John Meade on Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:39 pm
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I love the inquisitive look of the bird. It is almost as if he is smiling. Good details in the bird also.

by david fletcher on Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:00 am
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Gorgeous pose and look from this bird Paul! Nice one!
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by Gene Gwin on Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:10 am
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Paul, I've only seen the Philadelphia Vireo a couple of times. They are impressive.

by Karl Egressy on Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:50 am
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I would see it at Point Peele during migration but hardly ever anywhere else. Great find and excellent image.

by Carol Clarke on Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:49 am
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A sweet frame with lovely alert pose and look from this little vireo, Paul.

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by peter makuch on Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:57 am
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you nailed the shot well and the added habitat is a plus in my book, it always looks natural in the wild, nice one PAUL.

by Todd Bauer on Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:32 pm
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Elusive bird. Great pose. Nicely exposed. Well done.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:40 pm
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Great find, I like the alert pose in this one.
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by Cindy Marple on Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:27 pm
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Really like the pose you captured, and such a treat to have any vireo so open.

by Moby Dick on Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:50 am
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Super pose and detail. I am really enjoying the setting.]

by ADKShooter on Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:52 pm
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An elusive bird that's tough to find and photograph well. Great looking image of the vireo in a great pose and natural environment.

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