Sometimes (ok, ok, most of the time) the birds I want to photograph are too far away. I have no money for super expensive equipment, and no desire to tramp through delicate habitat to get closer. I console myself on these occasions either by watching the birds through the binoculars (where they are clear, if not close up) or take pictures anyway, and call them birdscapes.
This picture was taken alongside of a country road. Not a real marsh, not protected or managed, just a flooded field. These transient mini-wetlands provide much-needed stopover sites for hungry and tired migrant birds.
Near Hartney, Manitoba, Jul 28, 2007