Bird photography ethics?

5 months 1 day ago #739716 by J Photo Man
Are you allowed to hang bird feeders in state parks if you are there? Would like to photograph some birds, but trying to figure out how to attract them into my area where I’m at.  But can this be done as long as I take with me when I head home?  


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5 months 1 day ago #739724 by Screamin Scott
Best to inquire at the park you intend to visit...

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5 months 1 day ago #739726 by icepics
Not where I live or that I know of... Usually I don't think it's considered to be a good idea to start attracting wildlife unless you intend to keep a bird feeder etc. going. I doubt a park is going to let you hang up anything.

Is there a park in your area with a bird blind? Or any birding areas in any of the parks in your area? Or any local wildlife groups? Or, I dunno, try looking at the Audubon website for ideas/suggestions.

Sharon
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5 months 1 day ago #739727 by Shadowfixer1
Not allowed to feed any wildlife in state parks is what I have seen. Some people used to feed deer at a local park near my hometown and they came down pretty hard on them and eliminated it.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #739958 by Chris Briggs
Can't feed animals here either, so no go with the birds as well.  


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4 months 3 weeks ago #740070 by Street Shark
Most places frown on feeding ANY animals.  I suspect birds would fall under this category as well.  


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4 months 3 weeks ago #740167 by Mike McKinnon
All the places around here, you can't feed the animals 


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4 months 2 weeks ago - 4 months 2 weeks ago #740206 by lightcapture
Wouldn't you think it would take while for birds to discover it.
I would think if your discrete and hang one in a remote location one weekend it would be there, having been discovered for the next weekend photo shoot.
Actually a great idea to attract birds. Hoping to see your results soon.


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4 months 2 weeks ago #740214 by Ozzie_Traveller

Shadowfixer1 wrote: Not allowed to feed any wildlife in state parks is what I have seen. Some people used to feed deer at a local park near my hometown and they came down pretty hard on them and eliminated it.


G'day mate
We have visitors to Australia who feed the kangaroos & wallabies sliced white-bread - the animals don't know the difference, so accept it, and die within days as it does acidic things to their insides. Despite signs in all sorts of places, I/we still see visitors offering bread to the 'locals'
Phil

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4 months 2 weeks ago #740242 by J Photo Man
All good points, thank you for the insight PT!  


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3 months 1 week ago #742011 by vroberts
I think there will be different regulations depending on the place. But hanging the feeder in the park, you will sometimes be unable to attract them. Also, since it is an open and noisy area, rodents may come to the feeder. If so, I think a good option is to hang feeders in your yard to attract more birds to your backyard.


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3 months 1 week ago #742013 by Baydream
Agree that no feeding in parks is the rule. In addition, many areas have been hit by avian flu so even yard feeders are not advised. 

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3 months 4 days ago - 3 months 4 days ago #742201 by vroberts
I think there will be different regulations depending on the place. But hanging the feeder in the park, you will sometimes be unable to attract them. Also, since it is an open and noisy area, rodents may come to the feeder. If so, I think a good option is to hang feeders in your yard to attract more birds to your backyard.


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3 months 1 day ago #742332 by Roman Omell

Screamin Scott wrote: Best to inquire at the park you intend to visit...


:agree:  best insurance policy is to ask ahead of time.  


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4 days 15 hours ago - 16 hours 45 minutes ago #746206 by arnobraun
To my knowledge, placing bird feeders on public property, on a property occupied by others, for commercial or industrial use, on a property occupied by others, or on public property It is illegal to live less than 20 feet from any lot line or other property line. And the park is also not a good place for you to feed the birds there, because they are very large and often crowded, so I don't think they will visit your feeder. It would be great and no problem if you could hang the feeder right in your backyard . Prepare food about the species you want to attract and some tips and you are sure to have a lot of guests coming to your home.


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