I heard about this weekend’s Birdfest and, knowing nothing about birding but having run through the fields of the North Branch Nature Center many many mornings, I thought it might be an interesting opportunity to do a different sort of event shoot. I only have a 300mm zoom, which did not bring the warblers and blackbirds in very close, but it was an fascinating, educational experience. And the coffee was free. What’s not to like?

It was amazing to see how many people turned up from all over the state to go on birding walks along the river, to learn about recognizing birds by their songs, to make birdhouses or check out the raptors.



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