Hope everyone had a great Christmas!
we did have a spectacular rainbow though, just as it was getting dark.
today was much better…at least in the morning, so it gave me a chance to try out the camera that Santa brought me – had to kill the charge in the battery – Len’s & Shutter’s orders!
First attempt at using the 35x zoom – I’m happy!!!! – that is hand held, no tripod no cropping.
Can’t ignore the adult Bald Eagles!
later, went for a bit of a drive along Morris Valley Road, to get a different view of the estuary…believe it or not, there is a Great Blue Heron in this picture….
Yup! There it is…taken from the exact same spot but with maximum zoom…again, no tripod, hand held in an idling vehicle.
a pair of Hooded Merganser as well….
This photo shows them both.
a bit further along…there was a Belted Kingfisher sitting on a tree out there…
Ok, this time, I admit, I have cropped it too. It was so far off…it is looking straight at us.
then drove over to Kilby. There were quite a few eagles down on the shore right before you go over the bridge…
zoomed in on a couple of them…
very calm out on the bay….weather was getting darker by the minute!
a lot of activity over by the railway bridge – mainly Lesser Scaup and Bufflehead
a few American Coot as well..
and one train….
about this time I managed to kill the battery…so home to give it, it’s first full charge…by the way, the camera is a Canon Powershot SX40HS…a step up from the Canon Powershot SX20 that I love and have pretty much worn out.