It’s the best time of year to be a bird photographer living in Wisconsin. In this video I take you behind the scenes of what I’ve been shooting lately.
Earlier this year I visited a new location that showed a ton of promise for birding activity with its ridiculous number of different edge habitats within walkable distance. Edge habitats, for example the edge of a forest next to a field, are where you’re likely to find the greatest concentration of birds since the specialists from each will overlap. However, spring came and the place was dead silent. I was very confused, but continued to visit the place a number of times over the next few weeks. On one of these trips, it was like a switch was flipped and now there were birds everywhere. It was exactly what I was hoping for. If you really believe a spot should be hoppin’, don’t give up.
Over the following week after I found the place awakened, I visited nearly every sunrise and sunset. My focus became the chestnut-sided warblers and golden-winged warblers that began nest building, but those are simply the birds that got me up from the alarm clock and out the door. On location, I saw and captured a good variety of other species as well and share them all in the video above.