|Hi! Thanks for visiting our web site. We're glad you dropped in.
We are John and Janet from the wild's of Indiana. Our web site started as our home page a
long time ago back when 'Notepad' was our only HTML editor and the WWW was a much
smaller place. We taught ourselves how to do web pages and had hoped to turn it into a
business. Sadly nothing ever came of it except for countless requests for free services.
So here we're stuck with the ability to design web pages and no where to go with it. Janet
and I both got into birding when we bought our little acre out in the middle of no -
where. Thus Backyard Birding - Our Feathered Friends was born. Our first pictures were
just stills from video tape we took of birds in our yard. We then progressed up to taking
real photos with a combination of a Meade ETX telescope and a Minolta XG7 camera. Getting
a clear picture with either was quite a trick and maybe we'd get 1 or 2 usable pictures
per roll of film. Now were into the digital camera age and we use an Olympus C2100 Ultra
Zoom camera for all of our photography. Sadly Olympus stopped making this camera because I
would of highly recommended it to anyone looking for a middle range digital camera. We've
had it for a year and I still don't know how to use all the features it came with.
Now we're saving our pennies to get a better digital camera and a more portable telescope
so we can get into digiscoping.
We've dropped most of the 'Real' media both sound and video from our old site. The only good thing about 'Real' was that it was a free download. Other than that your bombarded with more updates than Microsoft Windows. I don't know about all of you but I get real sick of constantly having to upgrade something every time I use it. We also dropped the free Windows themes and screen saver we offered as they were all obsolete. This new version of Backyard Birding - Our Feathered Friends also includes photos of other wildlife that visits our yard. We now have a section on Butterflies, bugs, wild flowers and critters. (animals) We also wanted to do a section about our 'indoor' cats and our doggy Chuck.
By the way we finally got our backyard listed as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. We're yard no. 26509 and have our little sign out on our fence. It's a good program and for a good cause.
If you want to see some photo's of our yard click here.