It is fun for a change to photograph baby birds. They look different and act differently much like this juvenile tufted titmouse that was at our feeder one late afternoon last week.
The sun was low to the side of the feeder. The light bounced off our sliding glass doors on the porch to provide a little fill on the birds as seen in these juvenile titmice photos above and below. (Please see rest of post for more photos and text)
Instead of shooting these photos from behind the glass doors I tried sitting outside on a deck chair just 4-5 feet from the feeders.
It took a while but after 20 minutes the birds retuned to the feeders for me, including this American goldfinch seen below.
A couple of quick tips to keep in mind for backyard birding photography.
1. You can arrange the feeders in any order or position you like. Our feeders are set up in such a way that the light will face the birds in the morning yet in the evening, there is enough foliage to filter the sun so the backlighting is pleasant and not harsh.
2. It’s important to be consistent in your feeder use. Sometimes it might take a day or two for the birds to find your feeders if you have not posted feeders before. Once you start you should keep the feeders up and filled every day.
Please note, if your feeders are in a place like Deep Creek Lake where black bears live, do not leave the feeders up over night. The hungry bears will find your bird feed during their nightly outings and could end up destroying your feeders.
For all of the bird lovers who follow my blog I have started a special gallery page on Iseebeautyallaround.com called Winged Wonders featuring bird images that have run in past posts. I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you so much for reading my blog today. I look forward to your feedback and comments. Cheers, Rob