I am breaking in a new camera. We aren't on a first name basis yet, I'm afraid. It's a popular camera and I have been told that I am the only person who doesn't love it. I'm trying...I'm just not there yet. So why am I whining about the camera? Because, I missed several shots of birds Saturday that I could have gotten with my old camera. That being said, we had fun and got to see lots of good birds. The only casualty of the day was my lens adapter (with my UV filter) -- it took a dive off the Bonner Bridge into Oregon Inlet.
Here are a few of the birds we saw:
A shy Gadwall
Band-tailed Pigeon - a western species paying a visit
Harlequin Duck - another unusual visitor
It was cloudy, windy, and pretty darn chilly on the Banks, but we stayed until we lost the light.
My birding buddies' backs.