Today was the St Joseph CBC which I've participated in almost every year I've lived here. Red-throated Loons are still write-up birds even though they're common on southern Lake Michigan. This one was photographed off-shore.
I recently switched to the 7D body from the 40D. I haven't had a ton of opportunity to play with it. One of its improvements is better low light sensitivity. This is a 2nd year Glaucous from this morning. It's hard to do an apples to apples comparison, but trust me that this turned out a lot better than it would have before.
You'll have to trust me again that there's a lot more detail on this cropped in shot than otherwise would have been there.
One final offshore photo with the old camera, an oddly pale billed Herring Gull