I used the Nikon 70-300 mm non VR cheapo lens last night. The results were "eh" with this lens. I stopped it down to f11 (the lens sweet spot) and jacked the ISO up to 500 to get the desired shutter speed.
We went to a marsh in Squantum near Wollaston Beach where many different varities of shorebirds can be found. Last night there was slim pickings with only a couple different birds to be seen.
Here is a Yellowlegs. I *think* it's a Lesser Yellowlegs, but if I am wrong and it is a Greater Yellowlegs, please feel free to correct me.
The other species we saw were the Killdeer:
Now, how many hours is it until lunch time??????????