How to remove noise from bird photos

I researched online for content related to bird photo editing and came across a recommendation for TopazLabs’ DeNoise AI. This software does some magic and removes a lot of noise from photos without getting that muddy watercolor effect.

Birding Summary

Birding at Brackenridge Park – Avenue A

This morning, I continued my weekend of visiting new birdwatching locations around town. Based on a recommendation from birders I met yesterday, I ventured over to Avenue A at Brackenridge Park. It’s a small road that follows the San Antonio River at Brackenridge.

View of the Medina river from the Medina rio trail

Birding Summary

Birding at Medina River in San Antonio

Mixing new birding locations in with your regular spots keeps your adventures interesting. Today was that day for me. Medina River has been on my radar for a while as a place to visit.

birddex page


My personal bird Pokédex

Besides my eBird lists and my general blog posts, I’ve been wanting to create something like a wiki or Pokédex to create entries for birds I see. Somewhere I can record information and personal anecdotes about each species I like.

kestrel perched on wire

Birding Summary

Birding at twilight

I have always been a morning person and always officially birded in the morning. Usually, I start around 8 AM but this time I wanted to try out birding in the evening. Birds are most active when the sun rises and right before it sets.

limekiln canyon christmas bird count group


Getting into the hobby of birding

Many people have a “spark bird” that piques their interest in birds. This could be the ducks you fed at the pond, a cool bird that visited your yard, or anything that made you stop and think. Birdwatching or ’birding’ is a welcoming hobby for people of all ages.

EOS R6 and 1.4 teleconverter


My Gear Setup for Bird Photography

I spent my first nine years as a hobby photographer with my original Canon camera setup, a Rebel T5i and EF 400mm lens. Earlier this year I upgraded my equipment to Canon’s mirrorless lineup and RF lens line. I‘m not a spec expert, but I’ll share why I selected each piece and what I appreciate.