Greetings Fellow Birders and Photographers:
Happy fall migration. As most of you know, I am an avid bird photographer. I try to get out as often as possible to photograph our feathered friends, or try to anyway. Some of the birds I encounter are fairly cooperative and approachable, while others give me an attitude, turn their heads or fly away, leaving me with the backside of the bird or empty branches. I've got a large collection of bird butts. It's fairly easy to ID a bird that is profile or head-on to the viewer. I thought it might be fun to try to ID the birds that have turned their heads or bodies away from me or have their heads in the water. As far as I know there is no field guide for butt shots-not yet anyway. So here's how we play the game. Hit the SLIDESHOW tab in the upper right to begin. There is no music for this show so you can concentrate on the images. Each slide will appear for 4 seconds. The first slide will be the "butt" shot-the next will be the bird properly oriented with the correct ID. The first dozen or so images should be easy for most, as they are common "backyard" birds to build your confidence. The rest will become more difficult. There are 104 slides or 52 different birds. The quiz is 7 minutes. Lets see how good you are. Please let me know what you think-the good, the bad and the ugly.
Have fun and Happy Birding.
So much fun! Thanks for this!
©HARRIS BROWN 2023