Coffee Break

Monday, October 04, 2004, Led by Bill

Photos by Bill Walker

11 Species at Starbucks Pond, CA

Snowy Egret
The fellow in the middle of this picture was determined to drive all the other Snowy Egrets off this little island, and pretty quickly he accomplished exactly that. Not sure why, but it sure was dramatic.

11 Species at Starbucks Pond, CA

Snowy Egret
The fellow in the middle of this picture was determined to drive all the other Snowy Egrets off this little island, and pretty quickly he accomplished exactly that. Not sure why, but it sure was dramatic.

11 Species at Starbucks Pond, CA

Starbucks Pond
Snowy Egret
The fellow in the middle of this picture was determined to drive all the other Snowy Egrets off this little island, and pretty quickly he accomplished exactly that. Not sure why, but it sure was dramatic.

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Dan and I combined his lovely new Canon 20D body with my 300mm f4/L lens at coffee break. I wanted to see how the AI Servo focus mode on the 20D, combined with its large shooting buffer, helps with taking shots of flying birds, a task which is very difficult even with all these amenities. I filled up 2GB (!) of Compact Flash in like 20 minutes.