I did the photographic version of running amok when I got the camera and lenses. I took thousands of shots in the first two weeks. Unfortunately, it was well before Hilary tweaked the eyeglass-wearer's adjustment knob thingy. Until then, what I thought was in focus, usually wasn't. Ergo, my ratio of decent shots in those early weeks was pretty dismal.
With that caveat out of the way, here's some of the early birds (literally, in some instances).
This furry fellow and his/her family have taken up residence near my house. They enjoy birdseed which abounds at Chez Baron. More pics of chippers will come in the days ahead.
One of my neighbours always has a beautiful floral garden in her front yard. What follows is a pic of a portion of her tulip bed.
Before tulips are too much of a distant memory, here's two more shots I liked.
This sparrow regards his domain.
The starling below has snared a nice, juicy grub. At least, I imagine that starlings would find them nice and juicy.
Although I hope to get a better one sooner or later, the following shot is the closest I've come to a crisp picture of a soaring turkey vulture.
Again, not a crisp shot, but my chances at Baltimore Oriole pics are few and far between. I was just happy to get him in the frame.
What are YOU lookin' at?
I'll wrap up with a pic of Ben doing one of the things he does best: defy gravity.
Hope you liked some of the early returns. And I hope you'll stay along for the ride as the equipment and I get to know each other better.