Mead Gardens and Geneva WA, 10/23/2012
Mead Gardens was fun this morning. We saw nothing out of the ordinary, and there were many Eastern Phoebes there, which is always fun. I saw my first fall Yellow-rumped Warblers there this morning too. Warbler migration seems to be winding down.
This evening I went to Geneva Wilderness Area in search of an Eastern Whip-Poor-Will. I got there around 6pm when it was still light out. It was fun to see an American Kestrel before the sun went down. Shortly after the sun went down, I found what I was looking for. The Whip-Poor-Will flew up onto a perch and let me get a silhouette photo. I had to shoot this at ISO 6400 and under expose by about a stop to get sharp photos, but since I didn't need any detail, I just ramped up the noise reduction all the way.