I had to use this picture to check with a local birder to learn that it is a barn swallow.
But, the big issue for me is that I only had an effective 300mm lens on my camera and even with it I had to crop and upsize the image. My dilemma is whether to spend the money to get a longer lens, and then carry it around just in case I spot wildlife that I might want to photograph. It isn’t an easy decision for me to make since the amount of wildlife at Homewood has been decreasing significantly over the ten+ years that I have lived here. Given the changing conditions I only expect the opportunities for using such a lens continuing to go down.
I change image size for increased zoom…suggested by friend! Found it useful! And another suggestion was a teleconverter but reducing image size did the trick in my case. Enjoy your photography!!!