Birds in Flight

One of the most distinctive and esthetically pleasing features of birds is the ability to fly. However, capturing photos of birds in flight is not easy because they tend to move quickly and are small or distant. Of course, some are easier to photograph in flight than others. These include birds that fly relatively slowly or soar, such as hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures. Gulls, terns, and skimmers also fall into this category. Hummingbirds are fairly easy because of their propensity for hovering. However, birds that fly fast are seldom photographed in flight.

This collection currently consists of 80 photos. Besides hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures and hummingbirds, they include 4 fast flying duck species, geese, a swan, a corvid, a swift, a swallow, and a couple of song birds. They are a subset of the birds in my world bird galleries, which are much larger and more complex to navigate. They are more or less in eBird taxonomic order.