It’s Spring! The air is warmer. The sun is a bit brighter. And we seems to notice the birds a lot more. Well, maybe I should say that I notice birds more.
Now I don’t know much about birds and there are few species I can recognize without referring to a guidebook. But birding is a growing activity in the United States. Maybe because it doesn’t take special equipment -- just binoculars, maybe a camera, a notebook to write down the species seen, maybe a guidebook. Or maybe birding is growing because baby boomers like myself are retiring and have more time to go for walks in parks and woods. Or maybe because birds are just beautiful and are lovely to hear.