|The American Finch|
Although our bird feeding station is set up in our backyard, one feeder hangs from a small tree outside the front window. This seed is meant to attract mostly the various finches, though enjoyed by a few hungry squirrels. It is positioned so one can relax in a living room chair, close to the window and do nothing but "bird watch" ~ up close and personal! These photos were taken through the glass and it surprised me that they came out as clear and crisp as they did. I've found that bird watching, whether here through the window, or off the deck in the backyard is a wonderful pastime. It is a stress reliever, almost meditative and quiet except for their singing and chatter. In time one learns to recognize their songs, identify them and understand their activities and behavior and interaction with one another. It makes me happy . . .