This is my report from my area. While last year I was able to get some decent pic's, in general the wildlife population in my area took a hit from last years drought. In past years before I took up photography I would have noticed this mostly in game animals and birds. This year I have noticed it in the song bird population as well. For my last few outings I have found nothing worthy of even mounting my 500mm. The birds are few and far between and very skittish. The wildlife biologist in the area say that the drought killed the quail hatches and very few new birds survived. This seems to be true of song birds as well. The opportunities are still there, but one has to work allot harder this season to get shots.

I was wondering if any one is experiencing this in their part of the country.