Internet research for bird photos led me to talented photographers. I also learned in drawing and painting birds that I tended to mingle the “scrap” as illustrators call reference photos, and use bits from several photos for a bird portrait.
Rather than trying to identify the precise photo used for each bird – I list all the possibilities (in the order in which I used their photos) with much gratitude for the generous permission given by these photographers for use of their images as reference. I also learned about Wikipedia’s Creative Commons – a commons full of birdsong!
Photographers make the bird notes possible. All their web sites reward a little browsing – amazing photos of so many birds!
I would also like to include wildlife photographer Deborah Schildt alaskafilmservices.com .
Many thanks to all of them:
Alan and Elaine Vernon www.naturespicsonline.com
Dick Daniels at www.carolinabirds.com
Christine Vadai, Birds of the Pacific Northwest http://www.christinevadai.com
Steven Round http://www.stevenround-birdphotography.com
Richard Cameron http://racphoto.com/Birds/Birds.html
Michael Woodruff michaelwoodruffphotogaphy.com
Glenn Bartley glennbartley.com
Barry Wahl perfectimagew.com/site/Birds.html
Kootenay Nature Photos (Brent) http://www.kootenaynaturephotos.com