that bird watcher stillness

“In order to see birds, it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”
– Robert Lynd

When I see a bird out my window, perched on the deck or fire escape, my instinct is to move closer so that I can see it more clearly. But, most of the time, when I make that move, even if it’s a slight one, the bird flies away. I’ve learned to be still and silent when doing my bird watching.

This little guy has his beak open. Best to watch in silence so I can listen to what he has to say.

Are you a bird watcher, too?

bird on chimney