I look outside, and I see new faces. I paddle the waters of Tomales Bay, and I begin to see species that weren’t here a few weeks ago. When I kayak at night, I begin to hear the whistle of surf scoter wings, as I inadvertently paddle through a group of them. The fall bird migration has been well underway for several weeks now, and some of my feathered friends have left for the season. It’s okay though, as others are arriving to share the winter sunlight with me.
So, if you are interested in photographing birds, now is a great time to make it out and about. Some species have already peaked on their pass through the northern latitudes, but others are on their way, and some will settle in. You have your chance to capture images of birds that aren’t always around. Enjoy it, and take it as an excuse to make it outdoors and explore.
Who are your favorite migrants to photograph?