The empty boardwalk at Magee Marsh. In a week it will be packed with birders and birds!
(Taken with a new fisheye lens!)
Sometimes life gets confusing and you have to take a break. I took six months without a camera and being lazy at home. Work has been crazy on and off, which has kept me occupied. Now I feel the urge to get back to nature and find some cool birds out there!
To help motivate me, and empty my piggy bank, I invested in a new Canon R5 mirrorless full frame camera and a Canon RF100-500 zoom. I picked a crazy time of year to learn new gear, butt what the heck...how bad could it be? The sharpness is amazing and it's light enough for me to use without a monopod. I'm still trying to work the manual focus override to get between all the branches where them warblies hide, butt I'll figure it out...in a year or two!
This Bald Eagle looked a bit confused, just like me! Eagles abound in this area...what a manly scream he let out!
A Grackle gracking...
If you guessed Red admiral, you're better than me!
I blame it on a new camera...
(It's a Red-bellied Woodpecker by the way.)
I think female Red-winged Blackbirds are very attractive...and a little confusing at times!
"What's that big sparrow?!"
A tiny little bird on speed...a Ruby-crowned Kinglet...a perpetual motion machine! No, he's not angry with me, it's just a shadow...
This pair of Wood Ducks seemed to be searching for the perfect nesting site...this wasn't it.