Saturday, June 19, 2010

Intresting European Goldfinch photos

One of my reader suggest to me to watch these photos. Are Amazing! Take a look!!!
I thank him and foward to all of you!

http://flickriver.com/photos/tags/cardueliscarduelis/interesting/

All the best,
Nick

Friday, June 18, 2010

Photo Box - How to photograph birds in aviary - Part one

Hello Everybody,

during my surfing over Internet I found a lot of beautiful photos of birds... but I tought... how ugly are those bars in those picture! Then I figure out how would be without bars and a method to solve this problem...

This is what I made! A Photo Box :)


On my Flickr Album there are the others pictures.

I've just assembled, now I have painted with filler and let dry.

This box is designed with interchangeable background, this allows you to photograph the bird on different scenarios.

In the next post will insert the first pictures taken with the box.

Stay tuned!
Nick

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mosquitoes! Go away!!!

Mosquitoes are a problem for breeders, carrying deadly diseases and may lead to unexplained deaths!

Then, what's the solution? A good mosquito net!!! 


I done by myself! Economic, ecological, functional...green!

Bye!
Nick

Saturday, June 5, 2010

BirdWatching - Tools and Patience

We are almost in the summer! 
The birds flying in the sky looking for food, the offspring are beginning to fly by themselves .... 
There is some movement in the air definitely!

 So now it's time to start our bird watching activities!
Let's start with the basics: 
- The Site
- The Equipment
- Patience and "Luck Factor"

The site, could will depend on the species you want to meet, unless you have a claim specifying, the places where it's easier to meet birds are gardens, public parks, forest edges, orchards, lakes, rivers and sometimes .. unfortunately dumps (poor birds).

Sometimes, to photograph the birds more fearful, it may be necessary to camouflage in these cases are useful tents, or large bags, or simply move away and use a good zoom ... there are lots of ways, we must sharpen the 'genius, birds are NOT stupids at all!!!


You must have a good camera, is not essential that you buy a very expensive, a superzoom with good optics, will be for you.


Observing is the key to everything, try to understand what types of plants they are eating.


Bring always with you a camera (batteries, never forget!!!) and a good book on birds native to the place where you live (or where you're going).


They can also be useful a chair or a comfortable place to sit and a tripod.



Patience and luck are very important, we must be able to wait, all farmers with experience, they know .... Patience is the virtue of the brave!





 

In my opinion, the campground is an excellent opportunity to bird-watching.
 
If you can't move so far from your home, do an act of love, put a feeder into your garden, and birds will reward with their happiness, learn how do that by reading this book.

 In the next session I'll post how to made an easy feeder for wild birds!

Stay tuned!
Nick

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Indispensable tool in aviary - Insect Killer

Hello Everybody,

this morning I want to suggest this tip, hot summer is coming, and with it insects are coming too...
Place into your aviary a good Insect Killer Lamp and turn it on every night!

Turn Killer Lamp at night, because its light produces two main effects:
1 - Attract mosquitos due the light
2 - The night light provides a reference point for the birds

Mosquitoes and insects in general can be carriers of fatal disease,specially for baby birds!!
Take care of them, thay cannot stave off them with coups!

All the best,
Nick

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