One of my favorite “relaxing places” is on a bench in our backyard. From there, I can sit and watch the birds as they busily search for seeds and berries or perch on sunlit branches to soak up the sun. I enjoy hearing the different songs they sing and watching their interactions with each other. It always amazes me how quickly they scatter at the first sound of danger, and then just as quickly, reappear as if nothing happened. I find that these little breaks with nature can be calming and uplifting for the soul.
“I don’t feed the birds because they need me; I feed the birds because I need them.” ~Kathi Hutton
15 thoughts on “Watching the Birds”
Sitting back and enjoying the nature around us doing its everyday thing is a pleasant way to relax, and learn while gaining appreciation.
It is indeed! Thanks, Frank!
What an array of lovelies.
Each has its own beauty and personality. Thanks, Timothy!
A lovely array of avian friends! 🙂
Wonderful variety and shots! I love doing the same thing and have each of these birds in my backyard too. 🙂
Thanks, Donna! They are all my favorites. 🙂
What a wonderful collection of birds you have here Rebecca, many that I’ve only seen in pictures and up until recently, I’d never seen a Dark-Eyed Junco. How pretty they are with their white markings. They gather as a group, then, as you said, they are scared and leave as a group, returning a few minutes later. They’ve been coming to the Safe Haven Tree at the Park along with the other birds. I like the quote and it is so true. We get a lot of pleasure and peace when watching them and need that in our lives these days.
Thanks, Linda! I do enjoy seeing the Dark-Eyed Juncos. I think that they are mainly here in the winter and then head north in the spring.
What a treat to watch them congregate – we are lucky for birds who don’t realize they give us such joy.
What an amazing set.
Thank you! 🙂