Well, it's been a while since me and the internets hung out. Between then and now, I've birded my way through almost an entire year and survived one of the worst birding winters I've seen up here in Chicago land.
Onto to more pertinent matters. I got my hands on a camera.
I'm now a proud owner of the Panasonic DMC-FZ35. The FZ35 is Panasonic's newest and top of the line "ultra-zoom" camera. Sure, it's not a DSLR, but college debt won't let me get near one of those. This camera is super lightweight and to me is a perfect birding companion, which is just what I wanted. I think me and the internets will be hanging out more often now. I promise some more birding adventures/pontifications in the future. Pinkie swear....
Anyways...a few test shots. Enjoy!
This shot of a Louisiana Waterthrush is really cropped, but shows you what the camera can do from some distance. This was taken from the top of a pretty deep ravine in not-so-adequate lighting