I am a photographer from New York who fell in love with birds after I got my first camera in the middle of winter and was looking for willing subjects. I found them in my own backyard. Five years have passed since I got that first camera and I am still taking photos of birds. I have even been lucky enough to have a Downy Woodpecker eat out of my hand on a few occasions and have the pictures to prove it. It’s a feeling like no other, and I can’t explain what a wonderful feeling it is. Birds are everywhere, a joy to watch, and always put a smile on my face. No wonder so many people love them, myself included!