I spent an hour, or two, this morning chasing birds throughout the neighborhood. I spent most of the time in a small marsh behind a line of big box stores. Thousands of shoppers pass within a few yards of this great little hotspot daily without knowing (or caring).
I’ve read that a good pair of boots is more important than long expensive lenses. Focus on getting close and developing stealth will make one a better photographer and naturalist than lots of expensive glass.
A Bloomington friend (and folkschool student) wanted to be able to view these shots outside the slideshow viewer. I’ve posted thumbnails below. Click on them to see the photo. Click on the opened photo to see the image at full size.