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No Critique Required Songbirds at the Lake

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Lovely images David
 

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Nice images David. Have you tried making improvised perches and using a little food to lure them? Most song birds will readily come to food for a much needed snack. Helps get a nice clean shot and backdrop. One of my local spots we just push peanuts into the bark of a tree and the birds come and take it. The other side of the same path a little bird seed on the fence post and the birds will sit on a nice clear branch before nipping down to grab some.
 

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Nice images David. Have you tried making improvised perches and using a little food to lure them? Most song birds will readily come to food for a much needed snack. Helps get a nice clean shot and backdrop. One of my local spots we just push peanuts into the bark of a tree and the birds come and take it. The other side of the same path a little bird seed on the fence post and the birds will sit on a nice clear branch before nipping down to grab some.
I've thought about setting up a little "bird studio" in the backyard similar to what you're describing. Can't use food when I'm in the parks though as it is prohibited by the state agency that oversees the parks so I usually have to rely on being still for a little bit and wearing clothes with muted or earth tones.
 

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I've thought about setting up a little "bird studio" in the backyard similar to what you're describing. Can't use food when I'm in the parks though as it is prohibited by the state agency that oversees the parks so I usually have to rely on being still for a little bit and wearing clothes with muted or earth tones.
Interesting to hear how restrictive things are in the US. Generally, we don’t have that kind of thing here, although in England at least free roaming is limited. So much land is fenced off, especially rivers, that we do struggle as photographers at times. One of our biggest problems of late are well meaning people going a bit over the top. I often now go for walks and find orchids with little bits of chicken wire surrounding them for instance. Along comes the first bit of wind and the wire falls on the plant killing it.
 

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Interesting to hear how restrictive things are in the US. Generally, we don’t have that kind of thing here, although in England at least free roaming is limited. So much land is fenced off, especially rivers, that we do struggle as photographers at times. One of our biggest problems of late are well meaning people going a bit over the top. I often now go for walks and find orchids with little bits of chicken wire surrounding them for instance. Along comes the first bit of wind and the wire falls on the plant killing it.
I can understand the rule since I know people would end up feeding the wildlife junk food which would hurt them and I would make certain species (Canadian Geese) even more obnoxious. I do like the idea of the right to roam that you guys have over there.
 
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