Whenever I’ve had the chance, I’ve been getting out to practice my birding nad bird photography! Unfortunately, my camera didn’t seem to be focusing well and it took me a bit to figure out what was going on. I dropped it back in June and was able to get it repaired but I think the autofocus isn’t what it used to be but I FINALLY figured out the settings to best get that clear shot from afar. So hopefully from here on out, my pics will be a bit sharper! Most of these pics came from Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, West Ridge Nature Preserve. or Belmont Harbor over the past couple of weeks and they including some rarities for Chicago.