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March 10, 2011

The new camera lens I ordered last week came in the mail earlier this week.  It’s pretty cool, a 400mm job that I think it going to get me some nice shots that you’ll no doubt see on my blog going forward.  The first thing I did upon arriving at home was hook it up and head outside to try it out.  This was complicated by the fact that my son Noah was running around the backyard too, yelling “Get you!” and “Pick-up Truck!”, in response to his attempts to get me to chase him and the vehicles on our street respectively.  I was content to snap away at the Chickadees and Titmouse congregating around my feeders, but when I glanced at a bird sitting atop the Oak tree in my immediate backyard, I found this.

A sign of Spring?

Probably not, there are a handful of wintering Baltimore Orioles in North Carolina every year, but they typically hang out around yards with Oriole specific feeders, or at least oranges, which I’ve put out in the hopes that it stays.

Not bad, though!

102 down, 114 to go.

  1. BirdTrainerRobert permalink
    March 10, 2011 11:36 am

    Sweet yard bird, dude!

  2. March 10, 2011 12:35 pm

    Nice bird….realistically, 8 weeks away for us michiganders!

    Wait, I need to go though your archives…..I thought you already bought your DSLR 8 months earlier than expected…..was it last year? Did you managed to get also your big lens like 2 years early?

  3. March 10, 2011 8:07 pm

    My 150mm are jealous.

  4. March 10, 2011 9:07 pm

    Nice shot of a nice bird! Right now I’m happy with the blackbirds taking over the feeder (always a sign of spring up here in NY), but your image reminds me that I cannot wait for the neotropicals to show up!

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