There are, supposedly, about 45 million birders in North America. Are you one of them? If not, you might want to consider becoming one on Earth Day this year.
Birdwatching is a (mostly) relaxing and joyous affair. I say “mostly relaxing” because if you want to spot warblers, it’s a great lesson in frustration. The only thing that rivals the frustration is trying to photograph said warblers.
Here are some in my area that are my favorites…
If you’re really lucky, you’ll spot the majestic Pileated Woodpecker. And if you’re really, really lucky, it’ll actually show up at your suet feeder and make short work of your supply.
Or, maybe a pair of identical, stunning Red-headed Woodpeckers will visit, too. I can never get enough of their stark coloration and strong personalities.
If you’re a birder already, what are some of your favorite local birds? Tell me!