In the University, many, many, many years ago I studied Biology. My plan was to be a wildlife Biologist: hanging out with beautiful birds, climbing to the tops of mountains, living with Bighorn sheep for months at a time, counting sheep, or tagging bears.
I wasn’t particular about what kind of wildlife I counted, tagged, and generally hung out with.
So now I’m figuring out local birds. I spend some quiet time in urban parks near my home and occasionally head out to the mountains to gaze at the birds and try to identify them. It’s interesting and peaceful.