I will be going to Northern California for a few weeks and will be based in Lake Merced near San Francisco.
I will be helping my daughter move to her place and will be helping her settle down. I should eventually have lots of free time so I am bringing some photography gear to keep myself busy.
I hear Lake Merced is a good birding area, which is great because thats where I will be. I have lots of time to explore and will have the use of a car so if anyone knows of good birding spots in North California please tell me.
I am thinking of bringing the 500mm f4, 1.4x tc, 100-400mm, and a 24-70mm with two 5D mk2's. I will also bring a 580 flash.
Any suggestions with regards to birding areas, equipment, clothing etc. will be welcome.
I think the last time I went to Yosemite was 10 years ago. It was super nice. Its hard to book the Wawona hotel. Best to do it now and hope for the best. When I went I think there was a months long waiting list. We just got in because someone backed out.
William is right. Yosemite deserves a few days at least.