I always watch the birds on my feeder and try to figure out what they are. In the last couple years, I went on a couple actual birding trips and saw how much I hadn’t been seeing–how many birds there were out there that I didn’t know. I’m constantly surprised. These birds are in my backyard in Vermont–if I stop and look for them!
This is a Black-throated Green Warbler that was in the willows along my deck this weekend–a new bird to add to my life list.
And a little closer: