I decided to forgo the birds today and try a macro setup: a Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM macro lens with a Kenko Pro 1.4x mounted on my 6D body. It was quite windy, though, making close-up macro work difficult. No IS means bumping up the ISO to 640+ so I could get decent shutter speeds with the smaller f-stops.
Despite the wind, there was no lack of subjects: butterflies, flowers, insects, and a couple of plants for grins.
I could have spent all day on these Banded Hairstreak butterflies. I wish I had brought along a reflector because the shadows are quite harsh at mid-day!
A Tawny-edge Skipper in the vicinity:
Another flying insect:
A couple of damselflies:
Wild raspberries are starting to grow:
And this, apparently, is what the damselflies and other insects do to the foliage: