One of the things Beth really loves to do is birding. She/we have been at it now for several years and have gotten to enjoy it quite a bit. It is one of the things I had planned to highlight on the blog as often as we can. So far all the posts have just been uncategorized stuff getting started but with this one I want to try out our first category – Birding. I am sure she/we will be adding to it often. The picture above was taken right outside Merced birding area a few weeks ago. Lots of birds! I’ll let Beth be the expert and talk more about them, but even with my scant knowledge I feel pretty safe in labeling this one “Lots of birds.”
This one was taken yesterday inside the Merced preserve with our new long telephoto lens. We got a Nikon 200-500 zoom and took this trip to try it out. We are both pretty happy. It is a big lens so I will probably be packing it around much of the time, but we got some pretty good pictures. I like this one because it was a challenge to get the camera to focus in on this little guy amid all the reeds.
This one was also taken yesterday and I like it for the color in the bird. We got a number of other pretty good ones including a couple of owls. I’ll let Beth put more on as she wants to.
So, I’ll put this one up with a category and hopefully make the blog just a little friendlier! Thanks for looking.