Most people probably think of bird watching as a pastime for old folks. I used to think the same thing, but sometimes, one passion can lead to another. I have been serious about photography for eight years and have gone through different phases, but have come to the realization that wildlife photography is what I truly enjoy; more specifically bird photography. Through photography, I have been forced to learn more about the birds I photograph in order to increase my chances of getting a good shot. The more I learn about birds, the more I want to know, and the more I know, the more I respect our avian friends.

One thing I love about bird photography is that, while it’s exciting to wake up at 3:30 in the morning and drive a few hours to photograph an endangered species, it’s also amazing to see the variety of wildlife available right under our noses. It can be a lot of fun to photograph birds that are right in our own backyard but most people don’t ever see or even know are here.
All the photos taken here were shot in one day last week in Louisville.

Lesser Scaup Hen

American Coot

Blue-Winged Teal Drake

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