I finished setting up my Bird Pond Photography Blind.
Let’s start with the wide angle view and then I’ll explain what all I have done.
You can see my chair blind in the bottom right hand corner. From this view I have shots of the bird feeder, the bird pond, the 2 tree stumps I put feed on, and the woods behind my house. The yellow thing is just some fabric I am using for a nicer background other than the fence. I also have another bird bath that is in the Rose Garden. Right now, many of the birds use that for water, so I may have to move that somewhere else in the yard to get them to use the new bird pond.
As you move closer up, you can now see the bird pond. It’s just a little thing I built that is less than 4 inches deep, and some rocks in the middle for the birds to perch on. I cut a few Pine tree branches to give the birds some cover when they come to drink. Towards the right, are wildflower seedlings that will hopefully look really nice around Spring. I also have two stump feeders, once is a big Pine, the other is just some large trunk I found in the woods behind my house. You can again see the yellow fabric background that I am testing out, and behind that I also have a green background that I can use.
Above is the top view of the Bird Pond. Around the Pond I just placed a variety of rocks, and another old tree stump that has some nice green moss growing on the side. To the right I just laid down some river pebbles to give me a path to walk so I don’t continue to step on the wildflower seedlings.
Overall I’m pretty pleased with this setup. By being able to see the woods behind the fence, I am able to see and hear the birds before they visit the bird pond. The lighting is really nice in the early morning, but in the afternoon (at least right now) it gets a little darker.
If anyone has any ideas I may want to try, or any improvements, please share them with me!