I have never been a “bird person”. I was always more interested in the rest of nature – trees, flowers, and wild animals. But never birds. My mum has always been a bird person. Always. She could sit outside for hours naming every one that came along and sat on one of the many bird feeders in our garden. And she quite often does.
But, until now, I never understood how she could do it. It takes a certain kind of patience to watch and identify birds. And yet recently, I have been finding myself sat at the window, camera in hand, snapping away at all the different birds I could see. This is followed by regular intervals of showing the pictures to mum, and asking her to identify them for me.
After a couple of months of bugging her with my questions, I have vastly improved in my bird knowledge, and can identify several of the most common residents and visitors to our garden! But I know I still have quite a lot to learn – but I’m ready for it! Anyway, here are some of the pictures I have taken 🙂
Until next time …