Bird Nerd

Birdie Hobby


I call it my nerdy hobby: birding.

I was sitting in a friend's living room one day, when, after about an hour, I realized I was not listening to the conversation, but bird watching instead. She had several feeders hanging outside the bay window and I was enchanted by the chickadees and titmice that swooped in, grabbed a sunflower seed and flitted away. I also realized it was the most relaxed I had felt in a long time.

A week later, I had my own feeders open for business.

My favorites are the fearless chickadees and stunning orioles. And now that I'm back in Tennessee, birds that were once elusive in Ohio are practically everywhere!

March 2015