Bird Banding – A Necessary Evil?

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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. [...]

Great Blue Heron In Flight (and working on prejudices…)

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I have a confession to make and it involves a long-held prejudice I’ve had in the past against images of Great Blue Herons. [...]