2020 Bird Photography

2020 ... the year of the Covid-19 Pandemic

I decided to keep myself busy doing something new that was safe during the pandemic.  Photography and walking outside were allowed.  

 

I challenged myself to learn how to take photos of small birds who move very very fast and to learn what kind of birds they were.  I was recommended an app to use to identify those birds. Photographing birds is not knew for me if you are a Bald Eagle or an Osprey but photographing tiny Chickadees is very new and not too easy!

 

It has certainly kept me busy and happy!  The feeling you get when you find you captured a clear photo of a bird who only weighs a few ounces is fabulous!  

 

One fun day was the day I looked through the lens and said (to myself) "That's a Cedar Waxwing down there" and then "Wow, did I say that?"

All of these bird photographs were taken in our yard, Honeysuckle Beach dike, No Name Lake at Riverstone, Coeur d'Alene River, Farragut State Park, Higgins Point, and Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.

  

Here is at least one photo of each kind of bird I captured this year and all my favorite ones that make me smile.  There are 65 different kinds of birds (as of 9/27).