I was driving back from an excursion Downtown when I noticed this sitting in my backyard. It was some sort of young sea bird or crane. I quickly fish-tailed onto my street and ran inside to grab our new Canon EOS Rebel XS 1000D thinking this would be a great opportunity to test it out.
The results varied because I slapped on the 75-300mm zoom lens for the first time with no filters, so the sun really baked these pics out, but here is a decent one.
I am not sure what kind of bird it is, but found it surprising it was just sitting back there. It looks like a juvenile and it’s hard to determine what color feathers it’s finally going to have. It seemed a bit lost and skittish, but not enough to fly or run away when I approached it.
I’ll work on the camera work in time and if any of our resident photographers has any tips or ideas, that would be sweet too.