Photographing one of the most colourful birds in Southern Ontario can be challenging if one is not prepared, fortunately I am going to give a way my secrets so you too can photograph the Northern Cardinal Male or Female.
A tiny bird in need of my help…or so I thought. Little did I know that we both needed each other.
Jordan Walker is an animal advocate who passionately believes that humans are responsible in the care of this world. That includes overseeing the welfare of all other animals living in it. Here, Jordan talks about first-aid tips for injured birds in the wild.
I just love using state-of-the-art gadgets to get up close and personal with all aspects of our natural word, especially birds. Earlier this summer, I built a motion detector bird camera rig and started the Toronto Bird Photo Booth Business Challenge 2014.
My main interest in photography as in life is to explore the complexity and uniqueness of each individual rather than generalizing about them as a group. I have found in my many years photographing birds and other wildlife that some animals in the species will let me “see” their personality.
Shifting my eyes, suddenly all I saw was crow – a very large one, perched atop a tree across the street.
I forgot my class for a little while.
I appreciate many forms of photography but have a passion for wildlife, birds in flight and birds of prey in particular. There is something about the predatory process of search, locate, attack and consume that fascinates me today as it did 40 years ago as a kid.
This little bird truly amazed me as it seemed to come to the window to tell me it was here and that I should go out with some suet treats. It never came onto my hand, but would land on a branch and pick off a bit of suet that I offered.
As humans tend to take down fences and link hands during a time of strife, so does Mother Nature. Some species are reputed to be so spiritually and telepathically advanced, we can only stand in awe at a miracle of gathering of one of nature’s tiniest subjects in the struggle to survive.
About an hour’s drive from my home in Nova Scotia the majority of the world’s semi-palmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) stop every year to gorge on “mud shrimp” on the mud flats of the Bay of Fundy’s Minas Basin.