Have you ever noticed on a day when your stress level is at it's peak. You happen to walk by a window with a bird feeder on the other side. There are a few feathered friends there. You seem to just drift off into their world wandering what it would be like to fly as free spirits high in the sky.
The next thing you know your stress level has lowered and you seem to have a calmness about you. For those of you that have experienced this you know what I am talking about. For anyone that hasn't tried it, I would highly recommend it.
I have had a fascination with birds for about 20 years now. I had never really paid attention to them before. Oh I knew the usual blackbird, mockingbird, robin, the average birds most kids know. But after someone gave me a field guide on birds. I started paying closer attention. I never knew there were so many different and colorful birds. Then I wanted feeders, baths, and houses.
Now I am constantly looking to see what feathered friends are around. And if by chance I might see one I haven't seen before.