I’ve had several recent close encounters with a variety of birds, big and small. I guess that’s the benefit of local parks. Many of them get habituated to people and let you get pretty close. At other times, they are the ones that decide to come check you out. I could have gotten even closer to the Great Blue Heron and Anna’s Hummingbird but I was at the minimum focusing distance on the 400mm f/5.6.
“Western Bluebird” – Ellwood, Goleta, CA
“Great Blue Heron” – Lake Los Carneros, Goleta, CA
“Anna’s Hummingbird” – Lake Los Carneros, Goleta, CA
“Turkey Vulture” – Lake Los Carneros, Goleta, CA