I'm not a "birder," but I like watching birds. These direct descendants of dinosaurs are fascinating creatures. They have raised my awareness on so many topics; who knew that the dinosaurs probably tasted like chicken?
I've been watching a colony of House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) for much of the summer that laid claim to a weeping Higan cherry in my landscape just out my front door. I use the word "colony" rather than "flock" because I recently learned that house sparrows breed in colonies; they are very social birds which is something I never knew. And, they have great entertainment value.