Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Winter is for the Birds

Tufted Titmouse
 
Searching for the next bite keeps the winter birds busy through the cold months of winter

 
And photographing the birds keeps cabin fever at bay for the wildlife enthusiast

Carolina Wren
 
Responsive Management recently conducted a study in Idaho.  Among their findings were the following:
 
90% value Idaho's wildlife, 90% approve of lawful hunting, 97% approve of lawful fishing.  35% participated in hunting, 53% participated in fishing while 78% reported that they had viewed or photographed wildlife around their homes over the past two years.  63% of respondents reported that they had taken trips of one mile or more to view or photograph wildlife. 
 
When queried about their intention in the coming two years 63% reported that they intended to make trips of a mile or more to view and/or photograph wildlife while 58% indicated that they would likely go fishing and 42% listed as likely to go hunting.
 
Wildlife viewing and photography is growing and wildlife managers are beginning to take notice.
 
 


 

5 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Love the bird photos. The Wren and Titmouse are cuties. Interesting post! Seeing that people like to view wildlife and even more like to kill it.

Montanagirl said...

Nice photos, Coy! Love the snow and soft background.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi Coy!
Great picturees. The first one reminds of one of our tits....

Jim Borden said...

Beautiful job catching the winter birds! Nice settings!

bailey-road.com said...

lovely captures.