Activity 1: I very much enjoy getting to know the birds that come to my backyard feeder and have been a faithful participant in Project Feeder Watch for the past two years. Photography has been very helpful to me as I keep track of the various species that visit my feeders. I am especially grateful for how helpful photography is in determining whether or not the birds that feed in my backyard are healthy. Finches for example require close examination to determine if they have signs of eye disease. So, by photographing these finches I can be much more certain about whether or not they are carrying eye disease.