Friday, 29 January 2021

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Photographing Birds

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch
Photographing Garden Birds

Observe and photograph garden birds, Blue Tits, Robins, Sparrows and many more in your garden this weekend Fri 29 Jan to Sun 31 Jan 2021.

To play your part in the world’s largest bird survey this January, just follow the 

Blue Tit on a support, about to jump on to the feeder in winter,

instructions on this link

To photograph birds in your garden make sure you have a fairly fast shutter speed at least 1/200th of a second.  Faster is better, especially for Blue Tits as they twitch a lot and move around very fast.

Blue Tit on the feeder eating, in winter.

Blue Tit on a feeder, upside down, in winter.

Unless you're going to set up a hide in the garden indoors is best.  You'll need open the window as the glass can soften the picture and to make sure the birds can't see you block the open window. 

Blue Tit on a feeder waiting to eat, in winter.

Robin on a feeder waiting to eat, in winter.

Indoor bird hide made of cardboard       

If you look at these two pictures you can see a simple indoor cardboard hide that i constructed. 

Open the window, block with cardboard, pull the curtain across and poke the lens through.

The birds won't see you and you can photograph them much easier.

For photography training and further tips visit my site for course and 1:1 training at 

Close up of indoor cardboard bird hide with Robin in view

Cardboard Bird photography indoor hide