I took the camera and telephoto, this time, thinking back to how in early July there were so many herons and egrets around the shoreline. This time, the lake seemed nearly bird free, and it wasn't until we got to the salt water ponds -- where the light was at all the wrong angles -- that i could find some targets.
My sleep last night was interrupted by a 2 am phone call. I checked work email on my phone, wondering if something was up, and then got myself back to sleep. My morning was groggy, and i still feel a little out of sync.
I've finished going through yesterday's photos. I felt disappointment at many of them: i was at the limit of my lens, i think, and certainly could have used the tripod instead of the monopod. Now that i've pared them down to a small set, though, i'm rather pleased.