Time for a trail walk has not fit into my schedule this week, so this morning I decided to do a little back yard birding. This lazy way to create a blog post has its advantages and disadvantages. When the weather is windy, rainy, and chilly, or when my schedule just doesn’t allow the time for a walk along the trails, I pick up my camera, position myself inside an open kitchen window, and wait. That is definitely an advantage, and here are a few birds I “captured” in a very short time the other morning:
Maybe you are wondering about the disadvantages of this approach to birding. In my mind there are two:
- The number of birds that come to our feeders is limited compared to the species I see on the trail. Eastern bluebirds are an example. To my disappointment, a bluebird has never appeared at our feeders, even though I buy seeds that supposedly appeal to them.
- Exercise, or lack of it, is the other disadvantage. As much as I wish for it, standing inside our kitchen window hasn’t been a good way to burn off calories. Sad, but true!
So there you have it, for this short post. I hope you enjoyed seeing my little back yard birds.
See you soon.