I spend a lot of time outside
, Eric, Mike and myself went to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary for
morning walk. I was very impressed with the bird count so the
sanctuary got added to my "regular places" to go visit. I'm
leaving on a kayaking trip in a week and I wanted to remember how bad
my Tamron 200-400 lens is so I figured the Sanctuary would be a
goodplace to remember.
A few things surprised me. First, there
fewer birds in the Sanctuary in July than April. The duck
selection was basically just mallards (ironcially flightless because of
their molt), Canada Geese and a two wood ducks. The sparrows were
in full force but I didn't see much of the smaller forest birds.
How did the lens do? I was hoping
that with the cropping
it would suck less, but it was pretty terrible. It's a poor lens
even on a tripod, shot off wide open. Oh well - at least my
bag will be lighter.
Tags: bird(5), Reifel Bird Sanctuary(4), nest(1), baby(1)
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