ABOUT - WildBirdy

Greetings. Thanks for checking out my work. 

Most of my photos were taken in the wilds of New York State and Ohio. I hike, kayak, camp out and get down & dirty in my quests to get birds to pose in their natural habitats.


This year I've mostly been trying to get action shots of warblers and other tiny songbirds. A daunting task as they play peek-a-boo while scooting through trees at lightning speed.       

In 2015 a friend and I discovered a pair of rare Piping Plovers while kayaking an outlet to Lake Ontario, leading to the protection of their nest by the DEC and the first Piping Plover chicks to be hatched on New York State‚Äôs Lake Ontario shores in 31 years. I returned several times to photograph the chicks and document their progress.  My article about this experience was published in the June 2016 issue of New York State Conservationist  magazine, along with several of my images.

My photos also appear on interpretive panels at Montezuma NWR, a brochure for Hawk Mountain and instructional materials for Audubon North Carolina.

Current wildlife setup is Nikon D500  + Nikon 300mm F4E PF + Nikon TC-14E iii

Thanks so much again. Enjoy, and good birding!

Sue Phillips

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