Nature is a wonderful and amazing thing. And birds are a part of nature that everybody can enjoy and relate to. There’s so much variety to see, if only we would stop and actually take a look around.
And our backyard is the perfect place to do just that. Most of our backyards are accessible and convenient. All we have to do is take a look out of the window to get a view of nature.
But in this hectic modern world, it’s something we often forget. Even if we do sometimes take the time to sit and watch the birds come and go, we don’t think too much about it.
But we should all relax and de-stress sometimes. And there are few things more peaceful, relaxing and rewarding than watching the birds. And it doesn’t have to take much time, just the occasional period of reflection. Nor does it have to cost.
Of course you can put up feeders and bird houses, provide bird baths and so on if you want to attract more visitors. But even that is quite inexpensive. And even if you don’t spend anything, you’ll still get visitors to watch. This is especially true if your yard has trees, fruit-bearing shrubs and so on.
So there’s no excuse for not bird watching. What other activity can provide so much joy and relaxation at such little cost? And all in the comfort of your own home.
Of course, once you start bird watching you’re likely to get hooked, just like I did. Then you’ll want to increase your knowledge of birds and birding. And you’ll likely want to invest in some equipment such as field guides and binoculars. But that’s all part of the long journey to becoming an expert birder and there’s no rush. The birds will always be there any time you choose to look. Just take the time to enjoy them.