Daily Archives: November 13, 2017

Snow Goose Landing

We got to Socorro in time yesterday for one loop of the Wildlife Drive at Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. There looked to be a few thousand Snow Geese in and maybe a thousand Sandhill Cranes. Hopefully the big mass of birds are still on their way. Last year they arrived mid-week. I am learning to use my new Sony Rx10iv, which recently replaced my Rx10iii. One of the reasons for upgrading was the improved focus modes on the iv, including a effective follow focus. I have a whole sequence of this bird, from a ways out, as it came in for a landing. It is pretty impressive that the camera can track focus on a single bird against the confusing background of the geese on the water. I am going to have a lot of fun with the camera and the birds over the next week. 🙂 Sony Rx10iv in my special Birds in Flight mode. (Flexible Spot Lock on Focus, Continuous focus, 10 fps, -.3 EV, Center metering.)