(Berrien County, Michigan) In seeking a new camera, I wanted one that would “get the birds.” Meaning that before purchasing a Canon SX160 IS with 16X Optical Zoom and other bells and whistles, I wanted to be sure it would have the means by which to capture my feathered friends of the so-called Great Southwest where the lovely Natalie and I make our home. The salesman assured me the Canon with the big, honking zoom lens was up for the job, and, indeed, it has proved itself many times over in these last few weeks. To wit:
This Pileated Woodpecker knocking off a February afternoon was my first conquest.
Next up: a Northern Saw-whet Owl in a cemetery.
The Hooded Merganser stands out in any crowd of ducks, even in New Buffalo.
The Red-headed Woodpecker was hardest of all to “capture,” but capture it my trusty Canon did.
You have to admire a bird that winters in Michigan as this Slate-colored Junco does. This fellow was feeding at Mom’s feeder in Bridgman.
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, Red-headed Woodpecker
, Slate-colored Junco
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