The instant image feedback from digital cameras and the lighter weight of many of today’s telephoto lenses have spurred many birdwatchers these days to carry photo equipment into the field. And many of them practice their bird photography in their backyards.
Your backyard bird feeders can provide a steady stream of photographic subjects. One advantage is that the birds become familiar with you and are usually not scared away, allowing for a closer approach. You also have a predictable location where the birds will land, so you don’t have to chase them in the field.