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Summer Tanager
Photographer: Mitch Walters
Location: Bracketville, Texas
Story: 
While working as an avian field technician in Texas, I noticed lots of birds congregating daily around a water trough near our field house. I decided to use my tent as a blind to capture some of the species coming in for a drink. On one particular day the water level was quite low in the trough, and it was very entertaining to watch birds struggle with all their might to drink, like this beautiful male Summer Tanager.
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Camera Information: Canon EOS 5D
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