Because of the sunny weather, I was able to increase the ISO to get faster shutter speeds and increase the depth of field, resulting in sharp images. The auto-focus was also speedy and accurate, which was the main reason why I got this new lens.
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) enjoying the sumac.
Enjoying a seed from the feeder.
A female Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis).
Cute face of a White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis).
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)
I think it is a juvenile because it keeps doing this, which reminds me of a young begging for food.
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) perching on a branch.
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) with a puffy plumage.
Still not sure why these robins haven't migrated south yet.
Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) watching nearby.
Really happy with my lens so far.