Knowledge in bird behavior and biology helps improve your photography.

Nowadays quite a few people start bird photography with no previous knowledge of birds. It’s clear that anyone who is just starting bird photography is in a different position than those who have spent decades observing birds, even if they are new to photography. Studying bird behavior, phenology (the rhythm of biological phenomena and the effect of various factors on this rhythm), and bird songs and calls, by spending time in the field observing and learning why and when birds do what they do, yields a wealth of information that cannot be found in books. Besides being fun, fieldwork gives you experience, and it gets easier to recognize one-off situations ...

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