Today's goal was to set the camera and manual and see how could do. I would give myself a C-/D. It was cloudy so I turned up the ISO. Most of the photos were overexposed. I used a single point focus and still had issues. So it goes.
Highlights of the day were a pair of Bald Eagles (wife), Eastern Bluebirds (wife), Shovelers, and Tundra Swans (I'm assuming - they're terribly close to Trumpeters). And despite acres and acres of fields, there was a noticeable lack of grassland/shrub birds (no Kestrels, Mockingbird, Savannah Sparrows, Horned Larks, etc).