Blackburnian Warbler This morning I visited Central Winds Park. I'd seen some pretty nice eBird reports over the weekend, I was not disappointed. Central Winds has been pretty slow so far this Fall, but this morning I found 11 species of warbler, including my top goal for the morning, a Blackburnian Warbler. Prothonotary Warbler Yellow Warbler I'm still waiting for thrushes and tanagers to make their appearances here, but they should be coming any day now.
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Veery My father and I drove out to Oak Hammock on Merritt Island today. We'd heard some nice reports about some fun warblers there, so I thought I'd give it a try. Unfortunately, I left my camera battery in my charger, but my dad let me borrow one his cameras, a Canon EOS 1D mark 4. It was pretty fun to use--nice and fast, and noise levels were lower than my 7D. I didn't see a lot of warblers there, but it was nice to find a couple Veery. It was also fun to see many Ovenbirds and a Northern Waterthrush. Ovenbird It was interesting, though. Noise levels with the 1D mark 4 were better than my 7D, but there was a bit more noise than I anticipated. I took these shots at 2500 ISO, and noise was pretty visible, so I had to work on the backgrounds a little. The Ovenbird above is sharp, but a bit grainy; the waterthrush below is more tightly cropped, and the grain is also affecting the sharpness of the image. It just goes to show that there's no magic camera.