Currently I have seen over 31 different species of birds frequent my backyard. I have pictures of all of them, some better than others and that it was keeps me going. How do I capture the shots that I have in my mind and turn them into the types of photographs I want to share.
Having pictures of these birds in my files is great, but many can be better. In my pursuit of getting the clicks that I want, an additional bonus is when a new species shows up. This really gets me excited and continuing to come back time and time again.
Such was the case this past week. When two new species showed up to the feeders. Many ask how I can get glass on this many different species because they don’t all show up at the same time of course.
A lot goes into that. Patience, shooting throughout the seasons as some birds are migratory. food source and water and time of day plays a role for sure. One such guest was the Pine Siskin. A bird no bigger than your thumb, so despite his diminutive size is very clever when it comes to feeding.
Another such visitor was this Brown Creeper. Looking much like a wren and behaving much like a nuthatch spiraling up and down the trunk. It spends it time looking for insects and in winter Brown Creepers will eat suet and peanut butter, and occasionally sunflower seeds, pine seeds, and grass seeds.
Photographing a new species for my files is what keeps me going in my backyard bird photography and when I do get glass on one, that just never gets old.
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