One thing I have learned while birding is that it’s helpful to have as many eyes as possible looking for birds. I have also learned that birds often appear on both sides of the car while driving through wildlife refuges, and more often than not I missed any shot that appears on the right side of the car when I’m driving.
Knowing that, I set Leslie up with my backup camera and a 400 mm lens when we toured the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. And sure enough, she got several great shots. I was almost jealous when she spotted this Snowy Egret down a ravine on her side of the car.
She actually got shots of this Great Blue Heron both days we were there, but I thought this was the best shot.
She probably tried the hardest to get a shot of the elusive pheasants, this being the best of several that she shot.
I have no doubt, though, that this shot of a White-Faced Ibis was her best shot, and one of the best shots we got during the entire trip.
Good thing she doesn’t have access to my main birding camera and lens or I might have trouble keeping up.