Luckily the UPS man showed up right before I was going to walk the dogs. So I put the battery in and grabbed a memory card and headed out to see what I could shoot on a miserable overcast day (the rains had just finished). So I looked across the street and wondered if I could shoot the bird I saw at the top of the tree that was maybe 50 yards away. Seemed pretty unlikely. Here's the view from the wide end of the zoom at24mm equiv. (I don't even think you can see the bird in this shot, but it is in the tallest tree in the middle of the frame (and please pardon my wonky horizon.....it's not meant to be a good photo...just to show the distance). DSCF7008 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr And here's the view at 1000mm equiv...... DSCF7007 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr it's not exposed properly to tell what kind of bird it is. Maybe if I tweak it a bit and crop in a bit more I can tell for sure. DSCF7007crop by Luke Lavin, on Flickr Yup..... it's the American Robin (Turdus migratorius). It must mean that spring has arrived in Wisconsin.