I was saddened to read of HarryB's wetlands being "developed". Fortunately, in my town we have a new nature preserve. This preserve was purchased by the city and now has a boardwalk around some of the water accessible areas. Much of the preserve has small trails through the woodlands. I was pleasantly surprised when I took my new D2Xs out there for a spin yesterday. All of these were shot with only the 70-200mm VR. I need to go back there with a longer lens. The spoonbills were skittish Rabbits were everywhere NIKON D2Xs    ---    200mm    f/4.0    1/640s    ISO 200 New families were trying out the water Under watchful eyes... An osprey nest is there with 3 babies! Dad searching for lunch. Something must have caught his eye I made a new friend on the boardwalk.