Eastern Kingbirds (Two Photographs) and the Ethics of Photographing Nests
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The presence of these birds hinted at a nest nearby but until someone told me that it was right in front of me I had no idea. I will be posting photos of the nest over the course of the week, I still like to break posts up and not do a bird every day. I am well aware of the concern about photographing bird nests and disturbing birds. I would not wish to cause ill to anything or anyone. When nests are in the open, on paths etc. it is hard to avoid many photographers crowding around. It can get a bit much even for fellow photographers. Sometimes as in this case, the available space from which to shoot was limited, only a foot square, and a long lens was still a must. A very small number of people actually got to take pictures and many gave up due to the bad light and the many leaves blowing in the wind etc. Short takes over a few days proved a better way of telling the story. Standing on a rock on the edge of a lake for a long period was out of the question. So when you see the nest over the next few posts remember that the distance between the nest and my camera was long. No flash was used and nothing was done to bother the birds.