Since starting bird photography in earnest when the world was in lock down, I’ve developed a new photography skill set. Let me rephrase that, I am continuously working on improving my bird photography skills. That’s a bit more accurate…
The app E-bird is my best friend for bird photography. I have progressed from barely noticing birds (let alone what species) to being able to tell some just from their call. That’s mostly for a Bluejay or an Osprey but let’s just say I’ve gotten better at being able to identify birds without pulling out the app.
Mentioning the app, it has a cool feature where if you hear the bird but can’t see it, you let the phone listen and providing there isn’t a lot of other noise around, it will identify the bird for you. I’ve also learned that the color of a bird changes depending on not just being male or female but also if they are mature or juvenile and if it’s breeding season or not.
Nature is so amazing.