A Photo a Week Challenge: Birds


One of Utah’s most prevalent bird species is the red-throated hummingbird. You can find these light-weight beauties throughout the mountains in northern Utah and backyards across the Salt Lake Valley. Many people put up feeders, like this one, to attract the little flyers. This photo was taken at a campground 11 miles up Logan Canyon. We saw closs to 30 birds, and as we watched them, the level of the sugar water in the feeder dropped at least an inch.


Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
  3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

47 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Birds”

    1. Thanks! You have to be still and quiet. You have to have your camera in place before they land, because the movement of raising your arms will scare them away. Also, these might be more tame because this feeder was near a lodge with several other feeders. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Marilyn. 🙂 We were scouting out a youth campground, and the wife of keeper showing us around has four or five feeders hanging in the trees, so it was alive with birds and the buzzing of their wings. 🙂

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