I went to the wetlands this afternoon for my first serious attempt in shooting birds. Birds were far away and not much activities and I could only take a few shots, all with the 70-200VR + TC-14. The session was then interrupted by the accident. The birds actually got closer and became quite active afterwards. I could even see an Egret dancing on the water while I was talking with the police officer. But by then, I was in no mood of shooting.