I believe that nature has doors to secret rooms that are locked once the whir of the human machine starts to permeate the atmosphere.
If you find a special place at the right time of day it can be pure magic.You are no longer just watching birds but existing in the same space connected in spirit by the same miracle of life.
(above photo of American kestrel)
Time seems to stand still as you look into the eyes of a motionless Green Heron and wonder- what's he thinking?
"Don't worry about what you can't do or haven't done yet-focus only on what can be done right now" says the wise old owl (Barred Owl ).
Was the owl offering me advice about one of life's challenges or was the Great Spirit using the owl as a conduit for communication?
Answers to questions such as that are best contemplated while you are deep in the woods at sunrise.