for a great first year!!
I was first introduced to I and the Bird by robin andrea of Dharma Bums, when she invited me to submit a post to the famous Birdstock edition #16. Since then, through this carnival, I’ve traveled around the world with birding bloggers, learning about the unfamiliar and more about the familiar. It’s been a treat!
For the first anniversary edition, Mike has posed three questions:
I'm trying to learn digital photography and began the blog in the hope that I would get some honest criticism of my photos, but people seem to want to be kind and complimentary, so that part hasn’t really worked. However, I’ve found superb photographers to emulate and many who are willing to share information and their own techniques with this beginner. I was very reluctant to make my blog public, but I'm glad I did. The rewards of sharing are enormous: new friendships worldwide, a huge (pretty much unmanageable) number of diverse and fascinating blogs to read and respond to, and a much greater awareness of and response to the world around me.
I started taking photos of birds in my back yard a few months ago to see if I could do it. I became fascinated with their behaviour and began to read about them. I don’t consider myself a birder – I don’t go out looking for birds. But when they come to our yard, I watch them. For the first time, we’ve put out feeders, and we’re enchanted by the antics of the regulars and honoured by the visits of rarer ones. I’ve become more and more aware of the presence of birds in places I go and, as a result, more and more in tune with their environment and what needs to be done to protect them.Why do you blog about birds?
The underlying intent of my blog is to record my progress (and sometimes setbacks) learning digital photography. Birds are wonderful subjects. As Rob (