I was super bored one afternoon, so I decided I'll try making use of my 55-200mm lens by shooting some backyard birds. I brought with me a plastic chair and sat below the trees in my backyard, and waited. First bird I spotted was this tall egret. Very common.
Then appeared this Flameback Woodpecker, also a very common and noisy bird.
I couldn't find any more attractive birds so I decided to get the hell out of the yard, instead of sitting there and get bitten by mosquitoes. Right then, I spotted a very slight movement on a branch a few ten metres above my head. Yes, it was a bird, and I tried taking a shot to identify it.
It was an owl, also a very common bird in these areas. But you rarely see them during daytime. This one was probably having a nap high up in the trees. I took a few more shots, as it was really tough to focus on the bird.
So that was it, my birding for the day was over. I was starting to think that the 55-200mm lens wasn't of much use to me. Well, we'll see how it goes.