Saturday, August 24, 2013

No Shame In Putting Birding 2nd

 Summer is the time of year that my interest in birding seems to wane a little. I'm not a fan of humidity, excessive vegetation, or mosquitoes. Instead of trying to convince myself that I want to go birding, I just put it on the back burner for a while. That way I have time to get some tips on how to ride a bicycle properly.....
but still have time to find a catbird on a rock.

 While I'm eavesdropping on a conversation between Abe and Harriet....
....... I might catch a titmouse hiding in the branches doing the same .
 Maybe I just want to check out some flowers for a change...
......that doesn't mean all the birds are going to run away and hide. 

Birding can be anything from a casual hobby to a complete obsession. My interest lies somewhere in between. I find that taking a break from my usual routine helps to build an appetite for birding in the Fall.

Question for birders: Do you ever find the need to take a break from birding?

4 comments:

Kathie Brown said...

Larry, cute post, and yes I do! But not for long! I find I miss it too much!

Cindy said...

Casual birder is me..and in the summer, the garden and butterflies hold sway. You always have an interesting perspective!

Larry said...

Kathie-Thanks-The fact that you are motivated by e-bird is a help.I'm not quite there yet with the e-bird.

Cindy-It's always nice to diversify.

June said...

This is a great post!! Loving it! Say hello to Harriet when you see her again!