Before I worked for the Audubon Society (an open space and nature advocacy group with a focus on birds), I didn’t know anything about birds. But over the course of the year, I became completely obsessed with them. Birds are amazing.
I’ve got a pretty good handle on English garden birds now, but there are literally hundreds of birds all over the country (and offshore) that I haven’t seen – and I am so psyched to explore. I’m particularly excited to see some puffins. In the meantime, though, here are some birds I have seen:
Blackbirds really are everywhere. And just as the Beatles song says, they really do sing in the dead of night. I heard one at midnight a couple days ago. Above, the birds are (l to r): blackbird, coot, jay, robin, goldfinch, blue tit, moorhen, Egyptian goose & crested grebe.