I had time this morning to take a short hike here in Old Trail, and ended up with 18 avian species. I used my old Canon 7D camera body and my old 400mm prime lens, and had forgetten how much harder it was to get a good photo compared with my current 7D MarkII camera body and 100-400 Mark II lens. I'm sure that I had lost some of the skills I needed with the older equipment, and now rely on more of the automated camera and lens features.
Our resident Red-shouldered Hawks
Female House Sparrow