There are a number of reasons but most often we are simply too loud and the rest of the time we are not being patient enough with our observance.
Try a few of these suggestions and you will come home with photographs proving your “wild” sightings.
• Seek times and areas of change. Nature reveals itself most where woods meet meadow, in spring and fall, and at dawn and dusk.
• All good things come to those who wait. One of the best ways to observe animals is to sit still at an inconspicuous spot with a good view of the surrounding area.
• Take the high ground. Few animals look for danger above them as often as they look to their flanks and rear. Ideally, locate yourself at heights of around 10 feet or more.
• Wear loose, bulky clothing that will break up your outline. And, they are more comfortable to sit in.
• Place yourself in front of an object rather than behind it. When you hide behind something, you give yourself away every time you peer around or over it.
• Sit with your back against the tree. This will not leave you silhouetted against the sky, and it will mask your small movements. It is also the most comfortable position, providing a backrest, and the more comfortable you are, the longer you can sit still.
Borrowed from –
DUENSING, Edward and A.B. Millmoss. 1992, Backyard and Beyond – A Guide for Discovering the Outdoors, Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, Colorado.