I recently upgraded my long lens (300mm), buying a newer model with faster autofocus. One of the issues using long telephoto lens is your technique and focus. I had to work through some of this with my old lens and the new one is finicky so far. I made the mistake of not calibrating the lens thoroughly before heading out. Of course Murphy's Law comes into play as I some really good opportunities to get pictures of some birds including this eagle and more harriers. This eagle shot came out pretty well, but many of the others didn't come out well as I would have expected. Need to spend more time working out the kinks and re-calibrating the new lens with my camera. Let the fun continue.
Got out this am for a little birding and got some nice shots of a female Northern Harrier flying while is scoured the field for a mouse which eventually got. I've always enjoyed watching these hawks hunt.
Getting outside in the warm sun is always special this time of year. With my entire family we spent some great times in the sun having fun. Here are some of the bird pictures that I was able to capture while getting out in the sun on a number of fun adventures.