First Shots with Nikon CoolPix B600

Posted on 05/06/2023 in misc

It was a 72F and sunny today, perfect birding, or any outdoor activity, weather. We headed to Tuckahoe Creek Park with my new camera, a Nikon Coolpix B600. I took over 60 photos to end up with 5 that aren't horrible.

We identified 20 species, and we both saw a gorgeous blue indigo, which unfortunately didn't hang around long enough for me to get the camera pointed at him. We kept hearing the indigo bunting, but could not find him. So I googled the bird, got an understanding of his habitat preferences, and when we heard another on our way back to the car I was able to quickly find him quickly.

Yay for learning!

There were also at least a couple of dozen red-winged blackbirds in the park. The water lilies are blooming with yellow flowers that are covered in tiny aphid like bugs, and the blackbirds are feasting on the bugs. The circle of life.

collage of bird photos

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