Why birds? Well, they're beautiful for one thing. My love of birds has evolved over time.
It started out as a temporary, safe, no-commitment transition from losing a pet, and not feeling ready to have another, to a long-term bird watching & bird feeding habit.
It's addicting. It's also work, and expense. But it's worth it to see some of these wild birds in my backyard (and anywhere else I can spot them). They're "company" and I enjoy their presence, their freedom, and their beauty.
Loving wild birds has led me to wanting a bird (or two) as a pet so now I also have pet parakeets.
They're the easiest to photograph since they're right here :) (and so cute) so they'll likely be featured here the most.