View Full Version : baby birds? help
6th of May 2010 (Thu), 21:27
theres a nest under my deck and the eggs hatched i believe acouple of days ago. its gonna be hard to get under the with my dslr and get a picture since not much light goes under there. if i take a point and shoot with the flash harm the baby birds?
7th of May 2010 (Fri), 08:14
The only real chance of harm is if your presence stresses the parents too much and threy abandon the nest, leaving the chicks to starve to death.
7th of May 2010 (Fri), 08:19
Essentially, flash is really no different to lightning.
Shouldn't be a problem.
7th of May 2010 (Fri), 14:17
I had a hummingbird nest on my patio back in February and I shot the babies with flash. It didn't seem to harm them at all and mom continued to raise them until they fledged.
Series starts HERE (http://johnwright.smugmug.com/Animals/Backyard-Animals-1/3180089_HeetQ#797750581_nLch9)
On the other hand, the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson has a hummingbird aviary and they don't allow flash photography. One of the docents told me the use of flash had led to nesting failures in the past.
7th of May 2010 (Fri), 14:55
some nice pics wright. tpyically how long to robins stay in the nest mite try to take some pics of them leaving the nest
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