Greetings! Thank you for checking out my work.

Many of my images are from the wilds of Upstate New York: Lake Ontario coastal wetlands, Montezuma NWR, Ithaca/Cayuga Basin and the Adirondacks. Others -- especially the warblers -- were taken at Magee Marsh and other sites in Northwest Ohio.  

I've been chasing birds with my camera for 11 years. Have been through love affairs with various bird families both aquatic and land. But the past few years I’ve been increasingly focused on songbird action shots. I'm thrilled by the challenge of capturing their beauty as they scoot through flora at lightning speed playing peek-a-boo. 

WHAT"S NEW: Pleased to present Birds & Bach, which is a slideshow of my favorite bird photos synced to 2 pieces by Bach. It goes through various bird families from warblers to other songbirds, then woodpeckers and other land birds, then on to waders, terns, shorebirds, swimming birds and kingfishers, and concluding with some birds of prey. Hope you enjoy.

My article and several of my Piping Plover adult & chick images were published in the June 2016 issue of New York State Conservationist magazine. A friend and I had discovered them nesting at Lake Ontario while kayaking, and alerted the DEC who protected them.

My work also appears on interpretive panels at Montezuma NWR, a brochure for Hawk Mountain, Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology web site, and instructional materials for Audubon North Carolina.

Current birding setup: Nikon D500 + Nikon 300mm f/4 PF + TC-14E iii

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Thanks again, stay safe, and good birding!

Sue Phillips

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