There are price winning bird photographers here at DT with real masterpiece pics.
But how to make photos of birds when you neither have the equipment (an extra big zoom or tele) nor the knowledge?
The answer is quite simple: Start with the big birds!
My biggest one is:
By the way: This pic is the joke part of my blog ... (:-
Lets look to real birds:
For that ostrich portrait I used my 50mm glas with an additional closeup lens nearly breaking the boundary fence when I bend forward to get closer. Fortunately the farmer didn't see me.
The next criteria is: Pure luck!
I had this luck on a boat trip near Istanbul, Turkey. Some seagulls were flying around the ship. With my left eye I looked through my camera, with my right eye I looked over the camera with just one thought: Get closer, got closer!
And three of them got close enough for my 50mm lens. There was only a short fraction of time
to make this photo:
Of course, this is only a starting point. Hopefully I will become more professional with bird photos.