Today I walked again through one of the small forests in Reinfeld, and I found a small station where you can watch birds. I actually found this place already a month ago, but it was difficult to take photos with my 18-105mm lens, because the birds are in big cages and I couldn’t get close enough with that lens. Now I have the Tamron 70-300mm lens and this allows me to get closer to all kind of subjects. But there was still the grid of the cages between me and the birds, but I noticed that the grid would basically disappear if I focused on one of the birds, I don’t know how this is possible, but it works in some cases and that is funny. I assume it’s because you focus on the background, where the bird is, and it’s because I had the lens somewhere between 200mm and 300mm, which means the angle of view would get pretty narrow, maybe so narrow that you can look through the grid, that is my theory. If you take a look at the photo of the golden pheasant, you might see a grid pattern in the background, but you don’t really see the grid in the foreground, and the pheasant is still nicely in focus, and that is really cool anyhow.
Talking about the small bird station, I didn’t only see this Chinese pheasant, I did also see different Australian birds. I wondered how they can live outside in the cage during our German cold winter weather, but since this station is sponsored and build by a very well-known German nature union, I do think they know their stuff about these birds. I assume they can withstand the temperatures, because we have pheasants in Germany too, but different ones. But I have no idea about all this without researching, I am just happy that I could take a photo of a Chinese pheasant. I am going to upload some more pictures of today in the future, as soon as I have edited them a bit.