The best thing about birds is you can photograph them anywhere; zoos, backyards, boats and more. You just need a high shutter speed and lots of patience. I have caught some amazing pictures just sitting on my deck but most of the images here are from my kayak. My process goes like this: spot a bird I have never seen before, spend lots of time on the computer researching its sound and behaviors, return to the lake and listen for the calls, hear their call and sit … sit .. and ..sit waiting for them to fly right where I need them to be to get just the right picture.