Mornings at the farm start very early. And very noisily. No, we don’t wake up to the ti-tilaok (that’s cock-a-doodle-doo in Pilipino) of a rooster. We wake up to a dawn chorus! Wild birds sing with extra gusto and energy first thing in the morning. Birders call this phenomenon a dawn chorus. Continue reading “Good Morning, Birds!”
Franco found the first owl pellet on the farm! Owl pellets are NOT poop. Owls swallow their prey either whole or in large chunks. Since they don’t have teeth, they don’t chew their food. Instead, their food is slowly digested in their stomachs. Owl pellets are the hard, undigested bits from an owl’s meal Continue reading “First Owl Pellet! What Not To Do”
One weekend I decided to list down all the birds I saw and heard from the veranda of the cottage. This is my list from two mornings in April 2014.
When I’m not at the farm, I’m out taking pictures of birds. I love taking pictures of birds, especially Philippine birds. It’s incredibly fun and challenging. It can also be incredibly frustrating when you don’t get the shot you’re after.
How frustrating? Continue reading “3 Levels of Frustration in Bird Photography”