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Photo Info

Dimensions3600 x 2400
Original file size4.1 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken13-Jun-20 08:57
Date modified19-Jun-20 17:24
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D810
Focal length850 mm
Focal length (35mm)850 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/400 at f/6.3
FlashFired, compulsory mode, return light detected
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 160
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Fish Crow_JF00519

Fish Crow_JF00519

Fish Crows (Corvus ossifragus) are known to most song birds as a threat. They raid song bird's nests and prey upon their eggs and chicks. A pair of Eastern Bluebirds were keeping a watchful eye on this fellow and dive bombing him if he got too close to their nesting cavity.

I was told by onlookers that the crow had stuck his head into the cavity but came up empty. Apparently the bluebirds built their nest in a deep cavity that narrowed down, preventing the crow from reaching their vulnerable young.

Location: Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax, Va.