It is not mandatory to be equipped like a pro to make some beautiful pictures of birds; however, a minimum is required: Given the size of the models and the difficulty of getting too close to them, the bird photo requires a fairly powerful zoom, at least 200 mm. In addition to getting closer to your subject, a telephoto lens will allow you to play on the depth of field. You will focus on the bird, which will blur the often uninteresting background while putting your subject in value. A tripod will give you all the stability needed to make beautiful photos: the problem is that it involves staying still, on the lookout for a bird, which can be frustrating. By cons, do not hesitate to install the tripod in a place where birds like to come, in your garden for example. Otherwise, grasp your device with both hands, one on the case, the other on the lens, and stick your elbows to your body to gain stability when triggering.