Met two photogs out walking the path but they didn't see the Palm, one of the guys showed me a nice shot of a Macgillivray's warbler though, later i spotted a fall plumage Townsend's warbler but didn't secure a shot, saw a couple of Y-R warblers so they are still around, perhaps the Palm is as well. First Ruby-crowned Kinglet of the season for me as well.
Spent some time shooting the Greater White-fronted geese that were grazing near the gulls, on a grassy island between the road. Trick was getting an angle where road or curb weren't in the shot, didn't want any urban artifacts in the shots if i could help it.
Later, at the pond i heard the call of the kingfisher and proceeded to spend the next two hours waiting for it to land on any of 3 or 4 perches, all in one general area. sweet.
I recently purchased some new camera items, the most important being a Nikon MC-DC2 cable remote shutter for the D7100.
I hate using the little wireless shutters and pretty much always had a cable remote on the old D300s since my 500f4 AFS-I is an older model, pre-VR, i need all the help i can get sometimes. The other item i got (but haven't received yet) from B&H Photo in NYC is a right angle viewer, maybe it will help when i shoot low angle, wanna do more of that this winter with the ducks.
Anyways, the kingfisher was the highlight, cable remote shutter worked like a charm as i was using natural light to shoot with and it wasn't all that bright out.
I've always had good luck with the kingfishers on the North Shore though.