The Lazy Birder

Many people who are keen on bird watchingย  get up with the sun, grab their binoculars, and tramp around the woods. No doubt they see a lot of birds, and the morning light, I’ve been told, is beautiful.

On the other hand, there are people like me, who are much more casual about their bird watching. They want to put up their feet and sit in a comfortable chair. A drink is often at the ready—sometimes iced tea, sometimes something a little stronger.

I belong to the second group of people. Call me lazy, but I enjoy having the birds come to me. Because we have feeders in our backyard to entice the fluttering beauties, and because we live in the woods where there is plenty of cover, the birds, by and large, do come to me.

Among the regular visitors are hummingbirds (only in the summer),



and cardinals.

Sometimes a furry little visitor finds his or her way into the feeder, and the birds must wait.

And what a delight to be on the patio in late June, when the weather is absolutely delicious, the dragonflies have drastically reduced the mosquito population, the little fountain chuckles in the background, and I am surrounded by trees and birds.

Is it any wonder I am such a lazy birder?



30 thoughts on “The Lazy Birder”

  1. Wonderful photographs Laurie! It is so lovely when birds come to you and you can watch them at your leisure ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ xxx

  2. I’m with you on letting birds come to you, and they always do if I’m relaxed about it…. The gold finches & the Cardinals are quite exotic to me… Enjoy summer!

  3. Love the lazy birder theme and the photos!๐Ÿ™‚ There have been several occasions where I have went looking for birds to only arrive back home to more birds in my backyard than what I saw on the trails.๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I’m a lazy birder, too, but also have outdoor cats . . . so most of the birds we watch are the ones over the lake–herons, kingfishers, and ospreys. Your shots of birds are great! The red squirrel is thinking about getting into your attic and wreaking havoc, though . . .

    1. We’re lucky that the cats don’t get too many birds. And so far, at least, the squirrels stay out of the house.

  5. I like your casual birding! Your photos are very good and the birds look so exotic to me! I still see more birds in my garden than I do elsewhere, even after giving up on bird-feeders because of wrecking squirrels.

  6. Yes, I’ve also been told there are charms to first light, but I would never willingly get up to find out myself. Only insomnia and bladder capacity can get me up at that time!

    That is a great selection of birds – particularly the humming bird. ๐Ÿ™‚

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