This morning I went out into the grasslands to the west of the campus where I work. I was amazed at the variety of birds I saw. All taken with the 300f/4 + 1.7TC Lewis Woodpecker: View attachment 12783 Magpie: View attachment 12784 American Kestrel: NIKON D2H    ---    500mm    f/7.1    1/320s    ISO 200 Northern Flicker: View attachment 12786 I also captured a Clark's Nutcracker, but it was too far away to make a decent picture. These birds are normally found high up in the mountains, but my NGS Field Guide says that they come down into the deserts and grassland about every 10 to 15 years, so it was neat to see one. I also missed the focus a bit on a Cedar Waxwing. I can't blame anyone but myself for that - I was manual focusing at the time (also for the flicker) since the AF was hitting on the leaves and not the bird. Maybe I'll have better luck another day with those two.