The don’ts of bird photography.


My hubby says these two are likely in the avian equivalent of the witness protection program. I’m thinking I need photography lessons or new eyeglasses or both. 😉

Hope you have a wonderful, sunshine-filled Tuesday!


  1. How timely! Just read an article on bird photography this morning. It’s not as easy as some photographers make it seem!!

  2. I have a pair of wrens making a home in the birdhouse under a tree outside my kitchen window, I took lots of pictures of leaves and the window- with no luck of the birds 🙂

  3. It’s a rainy Tuesday here. But a nice rain, not a gully washer. Loved the photo. I have many similar ones. Makes you appreciate the good shots.

  4. Thanks for the laugh! I had a similar photo just yesterday of a blackbird…. a small black blob in a tree! You are not alone!

  5. LOL I have ended up with a few of those birds in the witness protection program. It is still a very pretty picture. Hugs

    • I must miss hundreds of them when we’re out hiking or walking…they really are difficult to spot! I had never seen American goldfinches before this – at least the males stand out with their blazing yellow feathers. That’s the only reason I saw them at all. 🙂

  6. OH how you made me laugh!!! Too funny! Laughter is medicine for the soul, and you Gifted me this today. Thank you! Love, Amy …. still giggling ….

  7. I’m with you! I rarely catch a bird … I have a friend who always seems to be in the right place / right time!
    Gorgeous yellow color in this one!

    • Isn’t that goldfinch spectacular? (It would be even better if you could see his head, LOL!). I actually did get a couple of sort of decent (read: at least the head is visible) shots of him after his mate flew off – but I simply had to post this after one my hubby said that about it. I really need a bunch of practice with birds…I’m used to flowers and their lack of wings. 😉

  8. Witness protection or they just refuse to cooperate! They are the opposite of our old cat, who always positioned herself in the view of the camera. But things could be worse, I know someone who was taking pics of birds on a hedge with a big telephoto lens … unbeknownst to her, there was someone sunbathing topless on the other side of the hedge. Serious misunderstandings ensued.

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