One of the greatest things about being in Gloucester are the Common Eiders. You can find them here year round. They are very gregarious and this time of year the will flock together. I found this motley crew diving for mussels off of the Boulevard. It was the first day out with the D7100 and I wanted to test its capabilities. It was a very cloudy day, which has its advantages, but having lots of light isn’t on of them. So I pumped up the ISO to 500 and let it rip.
Be sure to visit Wild Bird Wednesday this week!