It’s New Year’s Day. Happy New Year! We’re still in the middle of a drought here but half way into the California Rainfall Season, which ended yesterday, Sacramento has measured more than double the average rainfall to date and at six months in, Sacramento has received almost 80% of the average rainfall for the entire year. And that’s a good thing. We’re getting the new year off to a good start. The birds in my backyard seem to enjoy the rain, as well. This female Lesser Goldfinch was surrounded by raindrops as she perched on what’s left of the salvia on the patio a couple of days ago as I was getting a feel for my new Nikon Z9 and Nikkor Z100-400 with the Z2X teleconverter attached.