Bird Banding – A Necessary Evil?

loggerhead shrike 7925 ron dudley

For the first six years of my bird photography “career” I rarely encountered banded birds but in the last two years or so I encounter them regularly, some species more than others. Usually when I see a bird with bands or transmitters strapped to their backs I don’t even click the shutter except for documentation purposes. [...]

Terns – After The Dive

Terns tend to be graceful and highly maneuverable flyers and those skills are very much on display when they’re fishing.

 

1/5000, f/6.3, ISO 500, 500 f/4, 1.4 tc, natural light

I found this Forster’s Tern fishing at Bear River MBR last June and decided I’d attempt to photograph it coming [...]