My post for today will be about giving an approximate description of my backyard, which is the place where most of my photo work happens. It is very simple and straight forward patio, deck, lawn and creek. I’ve made a cut section drawing to show what I mean.
There’s nothing out of the ordinary once you look at it. Through the years I’ve been observing the birds coming and going, I’ve gotten to the conclusion that the main magnet that attracts birds is the creek with basic but extremely important factors for birds of any kind. There are lines of trees, shrubs and bushes that offer the most for any kind of birds. Safe haven for nesting birds in form of pine trees, oaks, sycamores, sumacs and other species. Bushes of several kinds which some are berries bearing. The humid grounds next to the water stream is a great source of invertebrates for birds such as earth worms, grubs and a great number of insects.
My photography is done mainly with help of a tripod and a camera with a long zoom lens. It’s basically the only way that I’ve been able to achieve the photos that you’re familiar with by now.
I hope that my description has been of help for anybody wondering about my backyard.
Text and photographs © HJ Ruiz – Avian101