This Spring I had a few occasions to get out photographing birds. When I do get out I generally find it to be quite a relaxing time, as capturing images of birds requires a certain amount of patience. Capturing decent images of small birds amongst tree branches also takes a bit of luck.
I also use these outings as a chance to grow my knowledge of bird identification. I don’t consider myself a bird watcher so I have a relatively limited, although growing, ability to identify specific bird species. One source I find invaluable when in the field, as well as when I’m later reviewing images, is the Merlin Bird ID app produced by Cornell Lab of Cornell University. The app allows you to identify birds based on their coloration, size and where you viewed them. It also has a feature that allows you to record the sound of the bird and the app will identify it. The app also allows you to search for birds by their names.
Below is a gallery of some of my favorite shots from recent outings. Clicking on any image will open a larger version.
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