The colour is orange!

March 31, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

American Robins are on the move, and flocks of these birds are a vivid display of orange and black. Individuals, like this male, are stunning as they pose amongst the muted earthy tones of the last remaining dried autumn leaves.

American Robin, Washington DCAmerican Robin, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington DC1/1250 @ f/6.3, ISO 400

In contrast to the less colourful females...

American Robin, Washington DCAmerican Robin, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington DC1/1600 @ f/5, ISO 400

Orange seemed to be a really common colour during today's birding... female Eastern Bluebird (the male was not in the mood to pose!)

Eastern Bluebird, Washington DCEastern Bluebird, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington DC1/1600 @ f/6.3, ISO 400

And then the waterbrids were not to be outdone, with this Slavonian (Horned) Grebe well advanced into summer plumage...

Slavonian Grebe, Washington DCSlavonian Grebe, East Potomac Park, Washington DC1/2000 @ f/5.6, ISO 400

... and the Double-crested Cormorant already exhibiting full breeding colours.

Double-crested Cormorant, Washington DCDouble-crested Cormorant, East Potomac Park, Washington DC1/2000 @ f/5.6, ISO 400


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