With the Coronavirus “stay-at-home” order in place for the last two months my bird photography has suffered. The only place I have been able to visit for photography during the quarantine is my local Puget Sound waterfront in Edmonds, Washington. Luckily the waterfront is only 5-minutes from my house and there are always a few reliable photo subjects to be found.
One of my favorite recent shots is the photo above of a Killdeer. The early morning light looks great on the bird and I like the way the Puget Sound waters make a nice blue background behind the bird.
Hummingbirds are always fun to photograph and although they move too fast to easily photograph in flight (unless hovering) they often perch for quite a while on branches where you can grab some photos. This little guy kept returning to the same perch in between flights so I was able to get some fun shots.
The Canada Goose was grubbing around in the mud looking for breakfast just before I snapped the shot above. I think I’ll stick with my morning oatmeal–the bird’s muddy grass breakfast doesn’t look real good.
They certainly aren’t rare or exciting but I’m glad there are some avian subjects like these guys to photograph in the neighborhood while I’m locked down!