Birding Protocol Question

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Birding Protocol Question
Feb 7, 2013

Hi,

Last Sunday, while birding at a park in the Bronx, some ladies came by and dumped a huge amount of bird seed on a scenic bridge, and refilled what appeared to be a home-made bird feeder on a tree. Needless to say, this made my job a lot easier, and I got the below pictures (as well as MANY more) in about 10 mins.

My question to you nature photographers is: is putting bird seed where I want to take pictures "cheating?" How many of you would do this if you thought it would increase your day's take? How many are opposed? I posted this question in the nature/wildlife forum (which seems to be much less active than this one). A couple were in favor, couple against, but it didn't seem as if many actually did it. Anyone care to chime in?

Also, as a newbie, comments and critique on these pictures would be welcome. All are OOCJs (cropped) from Nex 5N 55-210 with 1.7x tele extender. Thanks!

Northern Cardinal at lunch

Red-bellied woodpecker

Blue Jay

Blue Jay Dinner Party

Jay about to be displaced by a hungry mourning dove.

To the victor go the seeds.

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