Taking advantage of today's bright sun, I was able to get out for about an hour to try for some photos with my new camera. There were few birds around so I looked for photo ops where I could imagine a perched bird and that I thought would challenge the telephoto.
I was getting ready to leave when I checked once again the trees over the frozen pond. Good thing I did. This Peregrine had flown in and perched without my noticing.
On the way out I flushed two American Tree Sparrows near the gate and was able to take several photos.
The sparrow above was posing and remained on this fence post long enough for me to shoot the 34 second video below. Not ready to accept my Academy Award yet; this is the first time I've used the video recording on any camera ever and then figured out how to upload to You Tube. Grateful for small things.