The first day, I discussed cameras with a couple we met there. Although the woman had a CoolPix P610 camera and told me a 900 model was now available, she said she really liked the old P100 she once owned. I realized I have owned the CoolPix P100 for a few years so yesterday's birding session was primarily to test out that camera that I hadn't really used in years.
Here are the pics from Tuesday afternoon with my new Panasonic Lumix ZS40.
I like the contrast of the red dogwood stems with the drab brown. This is the meadow just north of the Waterfront Trail and the woods.
Then several of these butterflies were flying around.
With my old CoolPix100 (purchased back in 2010 - I just checked), I took some pics during yesterday's visit to Thickson's Woods (also known as Thickson Woods).
I took lots of pictures of chickadees but this seemed to be the best one that turned out.
It was also hard to get a good (not blurry) photo as they really do flit around.
There were a couple of hermit thrushes on the path in the meadow. I took dozens of photos, these two being the best of the bunch. We get hermit thrushes in our back yard as well.
We don't see nearly as many birds here as we do in the RGV, but it's still nice to go out in the fresh air and sun and see the early spring flora and fauna.